We have a dwarf lemon tree growing in our side yard, currently draped in frost cloth. It’s young, so it hasn’t produced fruit yet, but we’re hoping this is the year. Meanwhile, here are some fabulous tips from What’s Green With Betsy. After reading, I’m thinking a lemon a day should be my new mantra. Enjoy!
One of my readers sent me a write-up about the secret of frozen lemons. Rather than just using the lemon juice and wasting the rest of this nutrient-rich fruit, freeze it. Wash it first and once frozen, grate the unpeeled lemon and add it to salads, soups, stews, ice cream, cookie dough, chicken and fish dishes, rice, martinis, whatever, for much added nutrition and taste. What a great idea!
We all know that lemons are chock full of Vitamin C, which helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease, as well as fight colds and flu. But did you know that lemons contain more health benefitting nutrients than other citrus fruits like oranges or tangerines? They contain citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber. Surprisingly, the lemon peel contains as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the…
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