Lemons are among the favorite tropical fruits in America. A cross between citrons and limes, lemons have bright yellow skin and their juice is normally used to improve hot teas or cold water taste.
Lemons are indeed zesty, alkalizing and refreshing and should always be present in your kitchen. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of lemons, which mostly include the following:
- Rich in vitamin C
- Digestion aid
- Antiviral and antibacterial
- Blood pressure regulator
- Worm and parasite fighter
Why Freezing Lemons is a Must
Unfortunately, lemons can go bad very easily. The good news is there is one solution that can help you solve this particular problem. If you want to save your lemons, all you need to do is freeze them. Freezing is not only for the fruit, but also for the juice and other parts of the lemon that you can consume at your convenience. Another reason why you should freeze your lemons is that the method can help you use lemons much easier.
Freezing lemons isn’t hard of course. However, it is important that you do the following steps to ensure the best results:
- Choose lemons with no soft parts or dark spots.
- Wash the lemons first with water. You can also use fruit soap if you have. Another technique is to mix water and white vinegar, which is effective in removing pesticides.
- Ready some freezer bags that you can seal well.
You can freeze whole lemons, grated lemons, just the lemon juice, slices and wedges of the fruit, and lemon zest. The whole point of the process of freezing lemons is that every part of the fruit can be consumed and should not go to waste. And yes, that includes the peel. In fact, you should NEVER throw away lemon peels as they have five to 10 times the amount of vitamins than the juice of the fruit itself. Unfortunately, most of us waste the peels and drink the juice instead.
Instead of throwing the parts of lemons you don’t know are useful, consume them. There are plenty of ways to use the peels, such as adding them to your soups, ice cream, cereals, and spaghetti sauce after you have grated or shredded them.
Science backs the efficiency of lemon peels to the improvement of our health. What’s more, lemons and their peels are effective treatment for cancer cells and there are studies that claim lemons are at least 10,000 times more powerful than chemotherapy. So next time you buy lemons, make sure you freeze them and consume every part.