Category_Functional & Healing Recipes

Anti-Inflammatory Marmalade

Written by Steve Collins on June 03, 2021

Oranges (juice and/or peel) contain high amounts of Naringenin which exerts anti-cancer effects through its remarkable effect on promoting tumor cell death. (1)

In orange peel, there is a higher amount of Naringenin than in the actual fruit, so making marmalade from the peel of an organic orange is an interesting way to get in some orange. 

4 things that make fresh orange juice extraordinary.


  • 3kg of organic oranges
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 cups of white sugar


    1. Wash and dry the oranges and lemons. 
    2. Halve the oranges and lemons and juice them
    3. Scoop out the remaining pulp and discard any seeds
    4. Slice the oranges and lemons thinly, approximately 1/8 inch thick, picking out the seeds as you go. A mandolin makes this process move quickly.
    5. Place the orange / lemon sliced in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cover the peels in water and simmer uncovered for 1.5-2 hours.
    6. Add 3 cups of white sugar, stir, and keep simmering, for another 4 hours. Make sure the sugar does not caramelise or go brown. Check regularly that the fluid doesn't get too low.
    7. When the peels are soft enough and the liquid has thickened, turn off the stove and allow to cool down before refrigerating.

#PROTIP Delicious on slices of sourdough, quark, yoghurt, or collagen rice pudding