Commodity - Premium Orange Peel Powder

Origin: Mexico

Standard: Premium

Details:  Non GMO  Natural Sourced

Contact: info@uresl.co.uk

Use as fortification spice/flavouring. Mixed products, processed meals, desserts.

Available in 25KG Boxes, Mesh 80 

Powders are variable to 96% dry materials and as such they absorb moisture. It is advised that any recipes be tested and increase in added moisture to offset the powder's absorption.

Available in 25KG Boxes, Mesh 80 

 

Nutritional Values

This Study undertaken in 2000

MEDICAL BENEFITS

There are  many statements in regards to the medical benefits of Orange Peel. Of course one should strive for Non-GMO / Organic  source.  A beneficial part of peels are the Bioflavonoids.

Bioflavonoids are a group of naturally occurring plant compounds, which act primarily as plant pigments and antioxidants. They exhibit a host of biological activities, most notably for their powerful antioxidant properties.

Certain  scientific studies proclaim benefits in regards to inflammation control and effects related to cancer as seen in this report form 2016:

Efficacious anti-cancer property of flavonoids from citrus peels 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Nutr Cancer. 2000;37(2):161-8.

Citrus peel use is associated with reduced risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

Hakim IA(1), Harris RB, Ritenbaugh C.

Author information: (1)Cancer Prevention and Control, Arizona Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA. ihakim@azcc.arizona.edu

 

Limonene has demonstrated efficacy in preclinical models of breast and colon cancers. The principal sources of d-limonene are the oils of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. The present case-control study was designed to determine the usual citrus consumption patterns of an older Southwestern population and to then evaluate how this citrus consumption varied with history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. In this Arizona population, 64.3% and 74.5% of the respondents reported weekly consumption of citrus fruits and citrus juices, respectively. Orange juice (78.5%), orange (74.3%), and grapefruit (65.3%) were the predominant varieties of citrus consumed. Peel consumption was not uncommon, with 34.7% of all subjects reporting citrus peel use. We found no association between the overall consumption of citrus fruits [odds ratio (OR) = 0.99, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.73-1.32] or citrus juices (OR = 0.97, 95% CI = 0.71-1.31) and skin SCC. However, the most striking feature was the protection purported by citrus peel consumption (OR = 0.66, 95% CI = 0.45-0.95). Moreover, there was a dose-response relationship between higher citrus peel in the diet and degree of risk lowering. This is the first study to explore the relationship between citrus peel consumption and human cancers. Our results show that peel consumption, the major source of dietary d-limonene, is not uncommon and may have a potential protective effect in relation to skin SCC. Further studies with large sample sizes are needed to more completely evaluate the interrelationships between peel intake,bioavailability of d-limonene, and other lifestyle factors.

DOI: 10.1207/S15327914NC372_7 PMID: 11142088 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Commodity - NOPAL -Cactus  Powder

Origin: Mexico

Standard: Premium

Details:  Non GMO  Natural Sourced

Contact: info@uresl.co.uk

Use as Non-gluten flour replacement.

Excellent for tortillas and pastry's.

Great source of Calcium and Fibre

In Náhuatl (the Aztec language), the word for nopal translates to “fruit of the earth,” a testament to the many practical uses the Aztecs found for it. Nopal was one of the original super fruits; the Aztecs boiled the juice of its pads to cure fevers, used its slime as lip balm, its pulp to remedy diarrhoea, its spines to combat infections, and its fruit to lessen anger.

 

Symbolically, the redness of the fruits was likened to the hearts of warriors–people believed eating them would imbue them with strength and power.

 

Today, modern science has measured and quantified the medical power of nopal, identifying its ability to aid in treating hypoglukemia, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, and obesity. In addition to its medicinal properties, the plant and fruit are used as cattle feed (it is believed this makes their butter taste better), to flavor pulque (an alcoholic drink), and its rotted juice is even added to plaster to make earthen walls more water resistant.

 

Recent experiments have also discovered a more futuristic incarnation for nopal, including the finding that prickly pear dye can be used in holographic recording materials.

Powders are variable to 98% dry materials and as such they absorb moisture. It is advised that any recipes be pre-tested and increase in added moisture to offset the powder's absorption.

 

Element Values

Humidity    8.6%

Ash          25.7%

Protein     13.5%

Fat              3.3%

Fiber         10.6%