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5 Creative Dried Orange Peel Uses to Try at Home

Posted by on 5/22/2019
A pile of dried orange peel pieces
There’s nothing quite like the fresh, citrusy aroma of oranges. It’s no wonder dried orange peel is commonly used in a wide array of applications from cooking to crafting. 

If you’re new to cooking and crafting with dried orange peel, you’re in for a treat. There are countless creative dried orange peel uses that will incorporate the potent flavor and aroma of oranges into your life. To help, we’ve compiled a list of some common applications we see dried orange peel used for. Let’s get started!

Choose Your Favorite Orange Peel (or Try Them All!) 

Our standard-cut orange peel pieces are around one inch long. We offer a few variations of oranges including Spanish Cut, Florida, and California oranges — each offer their own unique flavor and look!

Bath Scents:

Fill a small muslin bag with dried orange peel (cut into small pieces) along with cinnamon, lavender and Epsom salt, and toss into a warm bath for a relaxing, aromatic experience. 

A wooden spoon full of mulling spices including dried orange peel and cinnamon

Mulling Spice Blends:

Get ready for the cooler weather and arrival of the holiday season by mixing mulling spices right at home. Orange is a common ingredient in many blends, complementing notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom.

Belgian Witbier (White Beer):

Adding orange peel to beer and other beverages is a mainstay of brewers and distillers alike. Often paired with coriander, orange is well known for its use in brewing Belgian Witbier, which relies on oranges for wort flavoring. Our Spanish variation is best for this particular beer. 

Tea Blends: 

If you blend your own tea, you’ll know that orange is an excellent addition to many other popular flavors. If you buy pre-packaged tea blends from the grocery store, you can still add peel cuts into your cup with a muslin bag for a more flavorful experience. 

Citrus Infused Salt:

Bring your home-cooked creations to life! Simply add mix small dehydrated orange peel along with pinches of pepper, rosemary, and thyme for a quick flavor boost. Try rubbing this salt blend on grilled chicken, vegetables, or salmon. For a noticeably sweet mix, we recommend our sweet premium, small cut oranges

Get Started

It might take a little trial and error to get your dried orange peel recipes the way you want them, but don’t fret! We have a huge inventory of dried orange peel with a variety of flavors you can try experimenting with.