What are the benefits of lemon peels?

in , by The Red Beet, August 28, 2020

Did you know that lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself?

Why we throw away lemon peel after extracting its juice?

We should not. The peel has lot of medicinal values. Lemon peels are rich in citric acid and vitamin C. Detoxifying your body is an important part of feeling your best.

The peel has high nutritive content, add the peel to more of your meals. You can grate the lemon peel and add it to your soups, salads and many other dishes.

The benefits are almost the same for the lemon peel as for lemon juice or even more...

Rich in vitamin C

Toxin fighter

Energy booster

PH balance


Immune boost

May help weight loss

Detoxes liver

Great for the skin

Cures throat infection

Bone health


Regulate blood pressure

Oral health and hygenie

The peels deodorize garbage disposal

Bacterial infections and fungi

Kills internal parasites

Their potent healing properties can successfully treat cancer

Clean stainless steel sink

Polish chrome

Polish copper

Clean greasy messes

Refresh cutting boards

Keep insects out

Make lemon sugar

Make lemon pepper

Make candied lemon peel

Lighten age spots

Soften dry elbows

Why lemon can be bitter?

The white pith of the lemon is unpleasant, while the zest has a great flavor. But whether a recipe calls for grated lemon zest, peel or rind, you leave out that unpleasant white pith.

Whole Lemon Ice Cubes

Whole Lemon Ice Cubes add great flavor when added to a glass of water or juice blends, added to sauces, smoothies or even soups.

These lemon cubes are super easy to make. Add some honey, cinnamon, peppermint, basil or ginger to it for more flavour. Depends where you are going to use those lemon cubes.

In this recipe I am going to use the whole lemon - even the bitter part, because if I use it in soups I do not mind the bitter flavour. Of course, you can cut it off and grate the peel only - tastes much better!

Grab some (organic) lemons & wash them with apple cider vinegar from the outside. Let it dry.

Prepare an ice cube tray

Cut the lemons into small pieces (cut the rind off and you just got rid of the bitterness.)

Throw them into a blender and add a little water (add some of the above mentioned spices if you would like to). Blend them until you get a smooth texture.

Fill the ice cube tray with the lemon pulp

Put into a freezer for a few hours (or overnight)

Pop them out and enjoy the benefits

! The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns about your health. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Never disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have heard or read in this article or the internet !

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