Did you know that the lemon peel contains more vitamins, nutrients, and benefits for your health than the lemon juice? Lemon peels have 5-10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice. But, you must remember that organic is the best choice when consuming the peel, in order to avoid any pesticides,
Health Benefits of Lemon Peel
- Regulates blood pressure (high blood pressure especially)
- Fight against cancer
- Maintain bone strength
- Provides high hygiene and health of the oral cavity
- Helps in weight loss
- Prevents overgrowth of parasites and intestinal worms in the digestive system
- Protects against fungal bacterial infections
- Strong anti-depressive effect
- Helps with cystitis and tumors
- Decreases the cholesterol levels in the body
Uses of Lemon Peel
1. Keep insects out
Add some lemon peels on your windowsills, or near any cracks or holes where ants or pests might enter. Many pests abhor the acid in lemon, so this is the perfect way and you should definitely try it.
2. Use on your skin
You can rub your face with lemon peels as a nice skin tonic, and rinse with lukewarm water.
3. Keep brown sugar soft
Add some lemon peel to your brown sugar and make it more moist for a better use.
-Bake discarded lemon peels until they darken. These create natural and fragrant firelighters.
5. Whitener and Stronger Nails
You can whiten and strengthen fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge every night before you go to bed.
6. Freshen your Fridge
Lemon absorbs bad smells, so place some lemon peel inside your fridge, and give your fridge a citrus aroma.
8. Lemon Zest
-Lemon zest is a great addition in both sweet and savory dishes. Zest some of your peel on your juice or salad.
9. Lemon Candle
-Take a fresh lemon and cut off the bottom. It gives fresh and pleasant smell.
How to Eat a Lemon Peel
Add some lemons in the freezer and leave them for 3-4 hours. Take them out and grate them. Sprinkle the grated lemon peel on your meals and add it in your drinks.
Grind the lemon peel from fresh lemon and add the lemon peel pieces in your drinks or meals.
Or just bite right into one. Grated lemons make an amazing addition to salads and dishes.