Citrus peels

Other Names:

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

Benefits

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

Citrus Peels


Citrus sinensis

Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) peel is a major source of vitamin C and pectin that is a non-digestible carbohydrate that stimulates the growth of probiotic bacteria in the colon.

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 enhancement
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.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs