citrus peel honey

recently some friends returned from a vacation in florida and gifted us with several organic oranges and grapefruits. i saved the peels (let them dry) and wasn't really sure what to do with them.... last night i decided to infuse them in honey.

it didn't take long for the honey to absorb the citrus flavor after breaking the peels and mushing them around in the jar.

 

according to susun weed in "breast cancer? breast health!" citrus peel is a traditional chinese remedy against breast cancer, as well as being generally anti-cancer and antiseptic, relieves congestion and chest pains, heals abscesses, dissolves tumors, relieves menopausal symptoms, and strengthens the immune system.

 

her methodolgy for making the honey is to actually bring the honey and peels to a boil, but since we only use raw organic honey, i can't bring myself to boil it and destroy the benefits of raw.

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Taken on March 17, 2008