Mandarin oranges are widely available during this Lunar New Year season. Do not discard the peels after consuming the oranges. Air dry and repurpose them. Let's reduce food wastage together.
They can be kept in the fridge for a long period of time. I have seen some 15 years aged Mandarin peels in Chinese medical shops. The peels are also beneficial for health. They are a great addition to teas and soups, which I am gonna show you, lovely people. Please stay tuned.
Mandarin Orange Peels, 3 Mandarin Oranges
Tray Lined with Silicon Mat
After peeling the Mandarin oranges, wash the peels thoroughly.
Transfer onto a tray lined with a silicon mat, membrane side up.
Air dry for 2 days, preferably with sunlight.
Flip and air dry for 1 more day or until the peels are completely dried and crisp.
*They must be dried and crispy or they will go bad when stored. If after 3 days, they are still wet, continue air drying, flipping every 2 days.*
Discard any peels that have gone bad.
Store in an airtight container, chilled in the fridge.
After 3 days...