The ultimate time saver when it comes to baking, our dried Orange peel is just as flavorful as freshly grated oranges. Our top quality granulated Orange Zest is made from the outer peel, and not the pith (or the white part of the rind). The orange peel is then minced and dried which captures all of the essential oils. The zest is the part of the orange that contains the highest amount of oil which is why it is used in baking. Our Orange Zest possesses a highly fragrant and potent citrus flavor.
While Orange Zest was most frequently called for in baking recipes, we are now finding it appearing more often in recipes such as marinades, vegetables, chicken, dressings, seafood and rice.
High quality orange peel, along with lemon zest and lime zest, are prized by brew masters when making summer ales and other types of beer.