Lemons have for a very long time been used as a natural cure for numerous health conditions. This is because lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants which help to boost the body’s immune system and combat free radicals respectively.
While the flesh of the lemon citrus fruit is the most preferred portion of the fruit, you can actually derive more amounts of vitamins and minerals from its peel and if you intend getting the best out of your lemon fruit it is better to juice the entire fruit.
Other vitamins and minerals for which lemon is noted for include the following:
- Vitamin A, B6 and E
- Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Riboflavin, Protein, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Folate.
Lemon is very important to your health for the following reasons:
- It is great in helping you lose excess weight.
- It can help you combat tumors and cancerous cells.
- It can regulate your blood sugar levels and help to protect you from getting diabetes.
- It can regulate your blood pressure and in effect help you to avoid high blood pressure and hypertension.
- Lemon is great for treating acid reflux.
- It is great for relieving feverish conditions.
You can get the best out of your lemon fruit when you refrigerate it to freezing point.
However, before you do you will need to get it cleaned up and dry just before you freeze it.
Once it is frozen you should remove it from the freezer and chop off one end to ensure that you get it flat.
Next you need to grate the lemon from the flat end using a grater like you would if you were grating cheese for example.
Make sure you keep the grated lemon in a glass jar. Use this grated lemon in your favourite meals to enhance its taste and flavour.
The difference between this method of freezing your lemon and grating it as opposed to using freshly squeezed lemon juice for flavouring is that the grated lemon provides a much longer lasting lemon flavoured taste to your meals than just using lemon juice.
Source: Health Advice Team