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Orange zest

What is orange zest?

About the ingredient orange zest. Including 1,125 recipes with orange zest, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Zest , also known as citrus peal or rind such as orange rind or lemon rind, is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor ("zest") to foods.

Zest is often used to add flavor to different pastries and sweets, Savoury dishes in which zest is an important ingredient include many rice dishes; also some notable meat dishes.

Zest is used in some cocktails not only for flavor and aroma but also for color as a garnish. For use as a cocktail garnish, zest is often cut in a long spiral called a twist.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars ~
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Orange zest is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Orange zest is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does orange zest weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:橙皮
British (UK) term: orange rind
en français:le zeste d'orange
en español:cáscara de naranja

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