Citrus seems to be one of the harder fruits to preserve. After all, home canned orange juice doesn’t taste very good, grapefruit juice although it can be canned still has a canned flavor, and marmalade uses large amounts of sugar.
Citrus is so hard to preserve because most of the goodness is in the juice, and the pith and skin (although really nutritious) have a sour or bitter taste. Dehydrating citrus wheels is the closest you can get to actually preserving the natural state of the fruit.
Dehydrated citrus is a little more bitter than fresh citrus, but not by a lot. It still tastes great in tea, in lemonade or orangeade, and in recipes. I even eat the dehydrated slices right out of the water (after they’re re-hydrated). Also, the skin of dehydrated citrus can be used to make a citrus powder which is again a little more bitter than zest but still very useful in a pinch or when citrus is not in season.
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