In this article, you will learn how to make your own homemade citrus powder by using orange peels.
Vitamin C is a common and natural cure for most things, particularly for the common cold. Vitamin C can also be used to re-grow tissue and repair the body’s cells, help with digestion and help to boost your immunity. What’s more, it contains antioxidants – that work to block free radicals, which can cause damage to your body.
Unlike some vitamins, vitamin C cannot be created by your body and the body also cannot store it. This means we have to ingest the vitamin and make sure we get enough of it regularly enough, otherwise, we can be prone to getting sick.
Most people get their vitamin C from shop-bought supplements. This is fine, but so many of these tablets and powders are actually made from genetically engineered corn and can actually be bad for your body.
You can also eat foods that are high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and other fruits. But can you be sure that you are getting enough? The only way to know you are getting enough vitamin C is to make your own all-natural supplement.
The first thing to know about making your own supplement is how powerful and incredible orange peels are!
Orange peels contain naringin and hesperidin flavonoids, which are also filled with those all-important antioxidants. These can be found on fruits such as mandarins, grapefruit, and lemons. In fact, the peels actually contain more vitamin C and fiber than the fruit itself.
Citrus fruit and its peel have been used in medicines for centuries. In Asia, they use dried orange peel to help with digestive problems, so it has already been shown to work in various regions around the world. It has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine to support health and has been shown to be good for digestion, bloating and a build up of phlegm.
In fact, studies have shown that naringin can, in fact, reduce radiation-induced damage to cells and hesperidin (found primarily in the peel of oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit) can reduce the increase of cancer cells and help hypoglycemia sufferers.
Making your own citrus powder
Use organic fruit for this!
- Spread your orange peels on dehydrator trays
- Let them sit for about 24 hours at 100 degrees Fahrenheit until they are dry and crispy
- Grind the dried peels until they are fine
- Store overnight and leave to cool
Once the powder is ready you can ingest a spoonful a day, or add it into your diet. It works really well in salads, juices, cereals and soups! But the most important thing is you can be sure you are in-taking enough vitamin C, a great way to boost your immunity!
By Charlotte H.