Citrus peels

Other Names:

SOPE, Valencia Orange, Ruby Orange, DCSP, Navel Orange


  • Antihelmintic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiaflatoxin
  • Antifungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antimicrobial

Citrus Peels

Citrus sinensis

Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) peel is a major source antioxidants (anthocyanins, ascorbic acid and hydroxycinnamic acids) and pectin (a non-digestible carbohydrate that stimulates the growth of probiotic bacteria in the colon).

Antifungal: Sweet orange essential oil has excellent antifungal activity against Aspergillus spp., the fungus responsible for causing aspergillosis and aflatoxicosis in birds.

Antihelmintic: Using citrus peel extract (600-1200 mg/kg for 14 days) resulted in a significant reduction in Ascaridia galli (roundworms) loads in infected chickens.

Immune boost: Dietary supplementation of sweet orange peel extract (1000 ppm) may improve immunity.

Antioxidant: Dried orange residues were shown to improve some performance (e.g. feed intake and body weight gain), decrease liver and abdominal fat and also serum triglyceride level.


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