We were blessed this week with a bounty of fresh Organic lemons!
Whether you have a bag full of Fresh Organic Lemons in your Green Door veggie basket, or a tree full of lemons in your yard, here is how to preserve and use them. No more wasted lemons!
These brilliant ways to use up lemons will save you both time and money, and your kitchen will smell amazing.
Also check out this week's Green Door lemon recipes here
Are Lemons Healthy?
The health benefits of lemons are impressive, particularly in the lemon peel and lemon juice.
Lemon peel is one of the most beneficial parts of lemons because it has lemon oil. It helps with digesting fats and cleansing your lymphatic system (for when you’re sick with a cold or flu). It also has immune boosting properties and D-limonene which can help to fight cancer.
Lemon juice is one of the best sources of vitamin C which will helps boost your immune system. If you feel a cold coming on, start increasing your lemon juice intake. Lemon juice also helps reduce inflammation and that sour flavor can help detox your liver to cleans your body. Nutrition Source: Dr. Axe.
Freezing Lemon Slices:
If you wish to freeze lemon slices: rinse, pat dry and slice whole lemons into rings. Arrange them on a parchment or plastic wrap-lined baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer the slices to a freezer safe bag and freeze up to 3 months. Frozen lemon slices can be used in summer and winter drinks.
You can also preserve lemon slices in sugar but frozen will last longer.