Did you know that the lemon peel contains 5-10 more vitamins than the juice alone. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and they help to alkalinize the body (lower the pH–a good thing). Lemons have been proven to help in weight loss; improve bone health; and have anti-depressant qualities. Ironically, it was only a few years ago when I started learning to cook that I actually learned what lemon Zest was!
Here is a tip that I recently came across –If you buy Organic lemons–you can freeze them after a good washing and actually grate the entire lemon (peel and all) over salads or really any dish to add flavor and nutrients!
Lemons are considered excellent antimicrobials against fungal, parasitic and bacterial infections.
They are also used in cancer treatments. Some studies actually show that they may have more benefit than actual chemotherapy drugs. That valuable source of information comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world. I won’t call them out now but let’s just say that dietary nutrients are pretty good at preventing and curing disease.
So here are my lemons ready to freeze. They are all organic and washed with vinegar to remove any possible wax or chemical residue. And don’t forget a nifty little stainless steel grater ready for action!!!