Freezing your lemon is beyond coo. Why?
Every now and then, you probably find spoiled lemons in your kitchen. Some may be leftover from your recipes, while others just go bad because you did not use them. The solution to this is so easy: freeze the fruit. It is not only simple, but you also have a supply of fresh lemon in your kitchen. There are many uses of frozen lemons, among them is for your health.
If you consume lemons without wasting any part of the fruit, you can take advantage of the limonoids present. A new study discovered that those natural compounds found in lemons as well as in other citrus fruits, such as oranges, limes, and grapefruits, can fight cancer. How is this possible? Limonoids can halt the growth of breast cancer cells, both ER+ and ER-. This is definitely good news for those who have breast cancer and those who are high at risk.
That’s right. You have to consume every part of the fruit, so that you can gain the full benefits it can offer. And this means you don’t exclude the peel. The bitter taste may not be too appealing for you, but this is why you have to freeze your lemons. The process is simple: make sure you have an organic lemon, clean it by washing the fruit, and then put it in your freezer.
Wait for the lemon to be frozen and once it is, you can consume it however you like – but make sure the peel stays there. You can grate it, shred it, or slice the lemon and add the fruit to your salads, soups, cereals, and even ice cream. Sprinkling it on top of your next meal, dessert, or snack can mean a lot for your health.
What’s In the Peel?
The biggest reason why you shouldn’t waste the peel of a lemon is because it is actually more powerful than the juice itself, containing five to 10 times more vitamins than the fluid you get from the fruit. Unfortunately, everyone seems to throw the peel away, perhaps because it is bitter. Freezing your lemons can get rid of the unpleasant taste and you can enjoy the benefits, including easy flushing of toxins out of the body.
There are some studies that claim that lemons are 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy. You probably may not have heard about this because manufacturers of drugs are aiming to make a commercial product out of the anti-cancer benefits of lemons. Next time you buy lemons, don’t let them get spoiled by freezing them and adding them to your food.