Tangerine Peel



  • Tangerine peel is the outer peel of a citrus fruit grown on an evergreen tree and smaller than an orange.
  • A joint study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a Canadian research firm, published in the April 2004 issue of the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,” cited the cholesterol-lowering properties of tangerine peel.


  • Tangerine and other citrus peels contain beneficial compounds that have been found to lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar, and activate liver detoxification. It is shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and is used to prevent indigestion, aid the digestion of fatty foods, and to treat anorexia, colds, flu, coughs, stress, and menstrual disorders. Tangerine peel is also used for its antioxidant activity and as an anti-cancer agent.

Other Names

  • Mandarin Peel


Source: Ask Dr. Maeo, “Tangerine Peel”,



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