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Is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not/wash it

But why?

In brief: Probably not/wash it

But why?
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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