If you love lemons and lemon juice then the information that we are going to share with you will be quite beneficial. Lemons are a fruit which will boost your immune system while keeping your digestive system healthy and therefore they should be crucial in any diet.
However, it is not just the lemon juice which will come in handy, but also the lemon peels which most of the people usually throw.
Therefore, we share with you the uses of lemon peels which will make your life easier and healthier:
LEMON PEEL RECIPES
- Just eat the lemon peel
First of all, you should always buy organic lemons in order to avoid all the pesticides that regular ones have.
Eating an organic lemon peel will boost you with many vitamins, minerals and fiber which are essential for optimal health.
- Lemon Zest
Use the lemon zest for taste or as a decoration in many sweet and savory dishes.
- Make a homemade lemon pepper seasoning
Use the following ingredients:
- Lemon zest
Mix the lemon zest from about 5-7 lemons with an equal amount of pepper and bake it on a low temperature for the lemon to dry. Add the content to a spice grinder and later mix it with the salt until you get a homogenous texture.
- Lemon Olive Oil
You will need:
- 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons of lemon zest, finely grated
Put the olive oil and the lemon zest in a jar to stay for 2 weeks and shake them occasionally. Pour the oil in a strainer so you will discard the zest. There you’ll have your lemon olive oil suitable for any salad.
- Keep your brown sugar soft
If you add a lemon peel to the brown sugar you will add moist to it and it will be easy to use.
- Herb-Lemon Zest Butter
To prepare this amazing butter recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest
- ¼ cups of mixed herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chervil, tarragon, and chives chopped
Put all the ingredients together in a bowl, chop and mix them. Season them with salt. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper, placing on edge closest to you. Fold paper over and roll into a cylinder, twisting the ends; wrap airtight in foil. Chill until solid. The butter will be good to use for about 2 weeks refrigerated.
- Lemon twists and ice cubes!
Put the twists of peel into ice cubes to brighten your cocktails. Remember to cut away the white pith which can give a bitter taste.
LEMON PEEL FOR CLEANING
- Lemon Cleaner
The recipe to make a cleaner which will cut grease and disinfect is the following:
Put a bunch of lemon peels into a jar and pour white vinegar over them. Let the mixture stay for about two weeks and strain the lemon peels, pouring the liquid into a spray bottle. Add equal amount of water in it and there you’ve got your all-purpose cleaner.
- Keep your fridge fresh
Just put a lemon peel inside your fridge to absorb any bad smells and give off a scent of freshness.
- Get rid of ants and pests
Put lemon peels along windowsills, door entrances, thresholds and any cracks and holes, so any ants, roaches and fleas will stay away from your home since they dislike the smell of lemon.
- Trash Can Deodorizer
Some lemon peels on the bottom of your trash can, will neutralize any unpleasant odor.
- Clean your tea kettle and your coffee pot
Fill your tea kettle with lemon peels and water, bringing it to a boil and let it sit for an hour and wash and rinse it afterwards.To clean your coffee pot, just add some lemon peels with some ice and salt. Whirl everything around a minute or two and rinse.
- Simmering Stove Top Scents
Just by adding some lemon peels to simmering water, your home will smell amazing.
- Sanitize your cutting board
Because lemons have antibacterial and antifungal properties, cleaning your cutting board with half a lemon will not only remove all the bacteria, but it will also give a fresh smell to it.
- Freshen and deodorize your dishwasher
Add a bunch of lemon peels to your dishwasher to help rinse and deodorize.