is orange peel the same as orange peel? We all know that tangerine peel is a traditional Chinese medicine, which can be soaked in water. Many people mistakenly think orange peel is orange peel, and they will drink orange peel in water. In fact, orange peel is not the same as orange peel. There are great differences between them and their effects are also different. So what's the difference between orange peel and orange peel? How to turn fresh orange peel into orange peel?
Tangerine peel and orange peel
Orange peel is not orange peel
As the name suggests, tangerine peel is naturally a kind of orange peel which has been kept for a long time. Its complete definition is the dry peel which is made from the peel of citrus fruit after drying. This kind of pericarp, if kept dry, can be stored for a long time, so it is called tangerine peel. It can be seen that fresh orange peel is not equal to orange peel. Not only that, but not all the fresh orange peel can be made into orange peel. Only mature orange peel can be made into orange peel. Moreover, the orange peel with good quality has very strict requirements on the time of peeling. In some places, the orange peel is not eaten because the flesh is a little time away from ripening.
Tangerine peel can be soaked in water
According to traditional Chinese medicine, tangerine peel is pungent, bitter and warm, which can enter the spleen and lung meridians. It has the functions of invigorating the spleen, reducing adverse reactions and stopping vomiting, regulating the appetite, drying dampness and resolving phlegm. It is suitable for the symptoms of fullness of the abdomen, belching, nausea, vomiting, being tired, loose stools, cough and phlegm. Usually, adding tangerine peel to the diet properly has a good effect on spleen and stomach.
This kind of dry goods, which are brown or yellow in color, dry in appearance, and fragrant in age, have been used as medicine for more than 700 years, and are highly valued. There is a saying that "tangerine peel is suitable for five internal organs and governs all diseases". The traditional Chinese medicine likes to use the tangerine peel into the soup, which has the functions of regulating qi, drying dampness, strengthening stomach, eliminating phlegm and relieving cough. It has a good effect on disharmony of spleen and stomach, edema and constipation, and it also has a certain effect on the detoxification of crab poison and alcohol poison.
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However, the fresh orange peel can stimulate the stomach and intestines, which may also be due to the pesticide or preservative attached to the surface of the orange peel. The general washing and sun exposure may not remove these harmful substances. Therefore, it's better not to make tea or wine with fresh orange peel. When drying orange peel, you should also pay attention to the mildew orange peel on the surface.
Don't throw the reticulated muscles of orange peel
When many people eat oranges, they like to pull the white tendons out of the orange pulp completely. In fact, this kind of eating method is unscientific. The white reticular muscles and collaterals outside the orange pulp are "orange collaterals". They have the functions of dredging collaterals and resolving phlegm, smoothing Qi and activating blood circulation. They are not only the best food therapy for chronic bronchitis, coronary heart disease and other chronic diseases, but also have the auxiliary therapeutic effect on chest and flank pain and discomfort caused by long cough.
Tips: how to turn orange peel into orange peel
1. Wash the orange, put the peeled orange skin on a clean sieve to dry;
2. Put the dried orange peel into the steamer, steam it thoroughly in the pot, and then dry it in the sun. This step is carried out three times;
3. Put the orange peel which has been steamed and dried for three times into the sealed pot to ensure sanitation and no mildew. Take it out when necessary.
Tangerine peel is made of orange peel, but the two cannot be equated, so do not use the dried orange peel as tangerine peel directly.