Product: Orange Slices, Dried
Latin Name: Citrus × sinensis
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Other Names: Sweet Orange, Naranja Douce, Orange Douce, Sinaasappelschil, Orangenschale & Kulit Jeruk.
Description: Oranges come from an evergreen tree, reputedly native to Southeastern Asia or Indo-China; the trees grow to a height of 6-15 metres. The leaves are elliptical to oval leaves in shape, alternate, dark glossy green in colour and 4-10cm in length. The 5-petalled flowers grow singly or in clustered racemes, they are white in colour, thick and waxy with yellow stamens. The fruits are spherical and are green when unripe, ripening to orange, the skin is tightly dimpled, waxy and 7-12cm in diameter.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that the flesh from 1 medium sized orange provides 3g of fibre, which is equates to 12% of your daily fibre requirement? That same orange can provide 100% of your daily requirement for Vitamin C which is a rich antioxidant, they can also provide folate, potassium, calcium and a range of vitamins.
SUGGESTED USEWhole orange slices can be used to make natural decorations such as decorations for the Christmas tree and added to scented wreaths and garlands. Add to dry pot pourri blends and to simmering pot pourri as both an ingredient and decoration. They can also be added to bath teas and a decoction of the slices can be added to lotions, creams and shampoos. They can be floated in mulled wine to subtly flavour the wine and act as decoration.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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