A 42-year-old member asked:
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is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not/wash it: But why?
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
None: Ornage zest which is finely shredded peel adds a delicious extra to many menus. There are no extra health benefits to orange peel, so why eat it?
Answered on Mar 7, 2012
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not really: In fact, the peel (zest) contains flavorful oils and is used in many desserts. Make sure to wash well to remove surface pesticides and dirt. I am not aware of any nutritional benefit of the better white pith, beside maybe some fiber.
Answered on Feb 23, 2018

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