No apologies for the dramatic title… but food does go through chemical changes when you cook it.
I wanted to create orange peel powder for spice, and also to use in soap making, as an exfoliant and to give the soap a nice smell. I don’t have a dehydrator so I left a tray full of peels in a preheated oven and turned off the heat, but I left it in a bit long, so some of the orange slices turned dark brown.
I still pulverized them along with the just done ones in the spice blender and the product is a deep orange-brown, quite beautiful I think, with a smokey citrusy smell and flavor.
But did I create something poisonous? I know this sounds a bit paranoid, but you never know!