Probably, only those who are allergic to citrus don't like oranges. However, most people do not realize that not only the pulp is valuable in the orange, but also the peel of the fruit. There are a myriad of ways to use orange peels, and here are some of them.
The most obvious way to use orange peels is in the preparation of sweet candied fruits. First, using a knife, scrape off the white part from the peel, and then cut the peel into small strips and cook them in sweet syrup (1 part granulated sugar to 1 part water) over low heat. After the rind is transparent, remove it from the syrup, add sugar and let dry.
Dried orange peel is great for kindling a fireplace in the country. It contains a large amount of a special flammable oily substance (limonene, which is used in many essential oils), with which you can easily start a fire. In addition, when orange peels are used, a pleasant citrus scent will spread throughout the room.
Limonene is a very effective natural pesticide used in the fight against harmful organisms. For example, if you mash water and orange peel, it will act as a barrier to the ants. He also remarkably repels flies and mosquitoes. Therefore, if you are going on a picnic and you have a sufficient number of crusts, then it will not be superfluous to spread them around the blanket on which you are sitting. Mosquitoes and flies will try to stay away from this area.
If your kitten loves to dig in pots of plants, gnaw on their stems and leaves, then try putting orange peels on the windowsill. Cats cannot stand the smell of citrus fruits and will bypass this place.
Orange peels have an excellent deodorizing effect. For example, if you put them under the sink, where there is usually a bin of rubbish, you will notice that the bad smell disappears. In wardrobes where winter clothes are stored, orange peel will help get rid of the musty smell.
The dried rind can be ground in a coffee grinder and used as a condiment (for example in pastry dishes).
Vitamin C contained in orange has a positive effect on the human immune system. Therefore, if you care about your health, it will not be superfluous to add crusts to the water every time you take a bath.