The health benefits of lemons and lemon juice are quite well known. But if you're like most people, chances are you squeeze the juice out of the lemon and throw it away. Did you know that lemon peel contains even more nutrients, vitamins, and health benefits than lemon juice?
Nutrients in lemon peel
Vitamins and fiber
Lemon peel contains approximately 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. They are also an excellent source of fiber, 3.5 oz. Of lemon peels contain 10.6 grams of fiber. It also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, folic acid and beta-carotene.
Prevents osteoporosis due to its high calcium content
Lemon peel contains high amounts of calcium and vitamin C. Lemon peel has been shown to help prevent osteoporosis, inflammatory polyarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Reduces oxidative stress with bioflavonoids
We all want to reduce our levels of oxidative stress. Lemon peel contains bioflavonoids that help reduce oxidative stress levels. This portion of the lemon also helps in the eradication of toxic elements in the body and the elimination of carcinogenic elements.
Health benefits of lemon peel
Helps in the fight against cancer
Lemons have been used to prevent and treat cancer. Lemons are anti-microbial and protect against bacterial and fungal infections.
When lemon peels are consumed, they have been shown to prevent various types of cancer, including skin cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. One study found that consuming lemon peels in tea was beneficial in preventing the development of cancer cells. Lemon peel contains Q40 and limonene, which have been shown to prevent and treat cancer. These present components fight cancer cells in the body.
Lemons are also very alkalizing. Cancer develops in an acid body, lemon peel benefits your body by providing alkalinity, this will help in cancer prevention.
How to eat lemon peel
There are many ways that lemon peel can be used effectively. Speaking of its use in the kitchen, the lemon peel is very versatile and necessary since it can be used in many recipes, sweet and savory, whether it is baked goods, sauteed or stews, salads and teas.
In jams, chutneys and preserves, lemon peels and other citrus fruits will always be very useful in this type of food
At home and in beauty, such as scrubs, cleaners, flavorings, bleaches, creams, etc. The lemon peel is very versatile and useful in this modality.
In spirits. Infusions of alcoholic beverages almost always ask for the lemon peel. This is a delicious recipe that combines vodka and lemon zest:
· 10 organic lemons washed
· 750 ml of good quality vodka
· 3 1/2 cups of water
· 2 1/4 cups organic sugar
Next, all you need to do is:
1. Put the lemon peels in a bowl with the vodka and sit down and wait.
2. After four days it is time to add the sweetness to the limoncello.
3. In a large pot, combine the water with the sugar.
4. Combine this with the vodka infused lemon and you're done.
In a general way, the lemon peel can be preserved and used better:
1. Putting the lemons in the freezer for a couple of hours. When they are frozen, take them out and grate them. You can sprinkle the lemon zest on your food or drinks.
2. Also, simply by grating the lemon without freezing. Sprinkle lemon peel on your food or drinks.
3. You can grate the lemon rind and freeze it in small containers or ice trays, too.
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