We can surely claim that lemons are the healthiest and probably most used fruit in the world. It is one of the main ingredients in most meals; it is inevitable part of salads, and lemonade…who doesn’t like that. Lemons are also a fruit that is used in folk medicine as a part of various remedies.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMON
Lemon has an amazing range of health benefits on human organism. It can be used for detoxification of kidneys and liver and expelling toxins of the organism. Lemon can also be used to improve the condition of your immune system, as good remedy against inflammations. Lemon is a very good natural ingredient that can prevent diseases like asthma or cancer, regulate the blood pressure and it can help against depression and anxiety.
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But did you know that lemon is the most beneficial when consumed with it skin. It is scientifically proved that lemon skin is rich of nutrients that prevent cancer, expel toxins from body and boost metabolism drastically. So as science says, lemon skin is 10 times healthier than the lemon itself. Knowing this we get to conclusion that lemon juice or lemonade is not the best way to get all benefits of lemon. If we throw the skin away, we will also lose amazing amounts of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that destroy cancer cells, especially in lung, breast and colon cancer. We have to state that the benefit of natural anti cancer ingredients are amazing because they have the unique ability to protect the healthy cells of organism while attacking and destroying cancer cells.
How to freeze and use frozen lemon
Now when we know that lemon skin contains amazing range of vitamins minerals and nutrients it is time to learn how to use it. The first layer of lemon skin is usually common ingredient in many recipes as it is rich in unique aroma that gives freshness to food. This part is rich in essential oils that are to blame for the rich fragrance. The white layer that is under this first skin is very bitter and we will probably avoid it. But if you freeze the lemon and grate it, the chances to sense the bitterness of this part are lower.
What you need to do first is to wash the lemons and then soak them in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar so that you can remove all toxins and pesticides from the skin. You can avoid this step if you know for sure that the lemon is organic. Then put the lemon in freezer and leave it to freeze well. Then take it out and grate on sharper grater. You can cut it in slices before freezing it and then blend the slices in a blender.
You can add your grated frozen lemon in a soup, tea, smoothie, salad…you will have fragrant, fresh and healthy meal.