Do you take the juice out of your lemon and dump the rest? You are missing out on so many of the benefits lemons have! So don’t forget to use those peels! Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself! They are not only loaded with Vitamin C, they are rich in the mineral potassium, calcium and fiber.
Lemon peels eliminate toxins and are health rejuvenators in the body! The peels can help regulate high blood pressure and helps reduce stress. Scientists are even discovering that lemons may aid in killing cancer cells and fight against bacterial infections and fungi.
I stick whole lemons in the freezer and take them out when I need it. I grate the peeling with a grater or lemon zester. This not only gives my food some zing, it gives my body a nutritional boost!
Other ways to use the entire lemon –
- Juice it! You can juice the whole lemon with a good juicer. It not only adds flavor to your drink, it gives your kitchen a nice lemon smell!
- Zest/Grate and add all your favorite recipes!
- Sprinkle lemon zest over your vegetable salads, soups, rice, sushi, fish, sorbets – the list is endless.