Get the Most from Your Lemons
Lemon peels have 5-10 more vitamins than their juice.
Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist and expert on women’s health, explains that the combination of healthy peels can do good to the overall health. Here is what she said for BBC food:
“Most of the antioxidants included in fruit are included in the peel or the pith rather than in the pulp.”
Dr. Glenville also suggested:
“Smoothie is far better than a juice, since you can consume the whole fruit including the peel, and you will not throw away a single nutrient from the fruit.”
Citrus fruits are not quite favorite, mostly due to the bitter taste of their skin. But, we give you a recipe that will help you pull out the maximum of your lemons of course, without the bitter flavor.
Freeze your lemons
- Wash and disinfect your lemons with organic apple cider vinegar or baking soda.
- Rinse them well using water, and pat them dry using a towel.
- Freeze your lemons overnight.
- Once you notice they are completely frozen, grate the whole lemon. Yes, pulp, peel, seeds and all.
- Transfer your grated lemons into ice cube trays, and store them in the freezer. In this way you can use them whenever you need a hint of citrus fruit.
Then, use it on whatever you are eating. Lemon peels will give a stronger taste to your dishes. Add some grated lemon peels to your salads, soups, yoghurt, pasta sauces or homemade ice cream.
Add a tablespoon of your grated lemons to your smoothie, juice or tea. They go well in baked goods as well. Trust your imagination, there are millions of ways to use grated lemons.