Oranges should be part of your diet every day. They have tremendous health benefits and are usually avaliable all year round. They are rich in vitamin C and disease fighting antioxidants. When powdered they can be added to various beauty products.
They are easy to dehydrate and can be safely stored for many months once dried.
Orange Powder Info
|Fresh Weight||100 Grams|
|Dried Weight||17 Grams|
|Powder 10 gms||1 teaspoon|
|Daily portion powder||7 teaspoons|
|Reduces stroke risk, supports heart health, fights skin damage, prevents kidney stones|
Uses for Orange Powder
- Add to salad for additional nutrition
- Add to smoothies
- Add to other cooked dishes
- Use in pot pourri
- Make scented sachets for drawers
- Add to beauty products
MAKING THE POWDER
You will need the following equipment:
- A coffee grinder
- Small paintbrush
- Plastic funnel (see my tip at the end of this post)
- Glass storage bottle
Follow my directions for dehydrating oranges if you have not yet prepared any. The dehydrated orange skins should be hard. If you are using dried slices these must be very well dried otherwise the mix will be too sticky
Add the oranges to the grinder bowl.
Grind the oranges to a powder. Do this in spurts so as not to strain the grinder motor. Count to 10 for each spurt. It may take a few pulses before you get a fine enough powder.
If you are left with a few larger pieces sift them out and re-grind them.
Transfer the powder to an airtight container. Use a soft paint brush to clear out all the powder residue.
Store in a cool dark place.
Tip: Cut the top off an empty plastic water bottle, about three inches from the top. Invert this and it makes a perfect funnel for transferring dried powders into bottles. I find it works better than a normal funnel because the opening is wider and does not clog up.