Citrus peel is the layers that are peeled in combination with the thick exterior of any of the members in the Rutaceae family, including, oranges, mandarins, lemons, grapefruits and limes,
The thick peel is called the hesperidium and the inner layer is called the albedo or pith, together they constitute the peel. Naturally this part of the fruit is discarded and with it all of its beneficial components. It is known to be high in fibre, a rich source of Vitamin C, nutraceuticals, bioactive components, polyphenols and flavonoids.
Aids with healing, pro-carcinogene deactivation, metabolism, enhances water and oil retention, improves emulsion and could improve us from any excess oxidative stress causing agents or factors.
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