Lemon peel contains even more vitamins, nutrients, and health benefits than the lemon juice. Lemon peels contain about 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. Remember, organic will be your best when consuming the peel to avoid eating any pesticides.
Health Benefits of Lemon Peel
- Regulates blood pressure (special for high blood pressure)
- Fight against cancer
- Maintain bone strength
- Provides high hygiene and health of the oral cavity
- Helps to reduce weight
- Prevents overgrowth of parasites and intestinal worms (tapeworms) in the digestive system
- Protects against fungal bacterial infections
- Strong anti-depressive effect
- Helps with cystitis and tumors
- Decrease the cholesterol levels in the body which results in maintaining good health of our hearts. This is due to the presence of polyphenol flavonoids.
Uses of Lemon Peel
1. Keep insects out
-Add some lemon peels along windowsills, on thresholds and near any cracks or holes where ants or pests may be entering. Many pests abhor the acid in lemon, so this would work great, you should try it!
2. Use on your skin
-Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic, then rinse with lukewarm water. (And be careful around your eyes.)
3. Keep brown sugar soft
-Also adding some lemon peel (with traces of pulp and pith removed) to your brown sugar can help keep it moist and easy to use.
-Bake discarded lemon peels until they darken. These create natural, fragrant firelighters.
5. Whitener and Stronger Nails
-Whiten and strengthen fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge every night before bed time.
6. Clean a stainless sink
-Use the same method described to polish chrome, applied to any stainless sink.
7. Freshen your Fridge
-Place a lemon peel inside your fridge to absorb smells and bring a bright citrus scent. This works great because lemon peel has amazing absorption power.
8. Lemon Zest
-Lemon zest is a great addition in both sweet and savory dishes. Zest some of your peel on your juice, salad or any dish.
9. Lemon Candle
-Take a fresh lemon and cut off the bottom careful( to stand steadily). It gives fresh and pleasant smell.
How to Eat a Lemon Peel
-Add some lemons in the freezer for a 3-4 hours. Then take them out and grate them. You can sprinkle the grated lemon peel on your meals or add in your drinks.
-Grind the lemon peel from fresh lemon without freezing and add the lemon peel pieces on your meals or in your drinks.
-Or you could just bite right into one.
Grated lemon peels make a great addition to salads and teas! They add amazing flavor to any meal !