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Is Orange Zest the Same as Orange Peel?

The recipe I’m putting together calls for “orange zest.”

Is this the same as Orange Peel? And if so, bitter orange peel? Or sweet orange peel?

It’s for a holiday ale if that matters.

Zest is produced by grating or planing the skin of the orange. If they don’t say I would assume sweet orange.

You can zest like @Rburrelli says or what I do is scrape the white stuff off the peel and use that you can even dry it. Just don’t use the white stuff is very bitter

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White stuff I think is called pith. I agree dont use that.
Get yourself a micro-planer. it zests like a champ and is amazing with fresh Parmesan or Manchego

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Perhaps a guitar making tool too!
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They also work great for garlic and ginger. I have the bigger folding Microplane that can sit over a bowl or over a plate like an A-frame. Excellent tool.

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Thanks, everyone! I’m gonna go with sweet orange peel for this one.

Do not put the white part of the peel or the zest ( bitter not good)

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