Can you boil orange peels and drink it?
Also, is boiling orange peel good for you?
2. Promotes fat burn: Orange peels, just like the pulp, are rich in vitamin C, which may promote fat burn. Research has also found that orange peel extracts have anti-obesity properties.
Keeping this in consideration, what happens if you boil oranges?
Boiling the oranges softens the peel of the oranges and makes them easier to chop finely in a food processor (or by hand). Also boiling the oranges tends to mellow the pith of the orange (the white part of the skin) - the pith tends to be quite bitter and could leave an unpleasant taste in the cake if it was used raw.
Orange peels are great for the compost. But in traditional compost piles, orange peels bring in phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. It is a good idea to break your peels down into small pieces so they will compost faster, otherwise they can take a lot of time. See more tips about composting orange peels here.