Oranges may have originated in China and the surrounding area, but they reached North America through Italians, Spanish, French, and Portuguese explorers. By the 1700s, oranges were enjoyed by well-to-do European Americans who used the peel, flesh and fruit. Orange peels are rich in Vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin B-6. Dried orange peels make an excellent tea and pair well with other botanicals. Also enjoy them in baked goods, salad oils, and a variety of beverages from cocktails to soda water. They also make great decorations whether on a cake or in a potpourri.