Lemon peel is the zest from dehydrated lemons – this is the outer portion (or skin) of the lemon with the white membrane or pith removed. Our Lemon peel is dried out and crumbled into this muted, but aromatic granule powder. Lemon Peel is used for flavor, helping to cover stinky breath and can brewed into a tea to clear out the body of toxins. It is recognized as a good source of calcium, potassium, and Vitamin A. Lemon peel is added to scores of herbal teas and herbal formulas for aroma and taste enhancement.
Benefits of Lemon Peel:
- Lemon peel is very low in calories while high in fiber, vitamin C, and D-limonene. Lemon peels are a rich source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, containing 129 mg of this nutrient per each 100 g portion. Vitamin C serves as a potent antioxidant that protects your DNA from free radical damage.
- Lemon peel offers several antioxidants that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease.
- Lemon peel may offer antimicrobial and antifungal effects — even against antibiotic-resistant strains.
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“Citrus fruits are rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, fibers and bioactive phytochemicals, such as alkaloids, carotenoids, nitrogenous compounds and polyphenolics. The by-products derived from citrus wastes are considered to be an economic and renewable source for valuable compounds which can be used in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and cosmetic industries.” Citrus waste derived nutra-/pharmaceuticals for health benefits: Current trends and future perspectives
“Lemon peels had the highest of total polyphenol content followed by grapefruit and mandarin. In contrast, mandarin peels contained the highest of total flavonoid content followed by lemon and grapefruit peels. Among the extracts, lemon peel possessed the strongest antioxidant activity. The phytochemical constituents of the citrus peels may exert biological activities including anticancer, immunostimulation and antigenotoxic potential.” In Vitro Studies on Phytochemical Content, Antioxidant, Anticancer, Immunomodulatory, and Antigenotoxic Activities of Lemon, Grapefruit, and Mandarin Citrus Peels.
“The monoterpene limonene is largely used in alimentary items, cleaning products, and it is one of the most frequent fragrances used in cosmetics formulation. The therapeutic effects of limonene have been extensively studied, proving anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihyperalgesic, antiviral, and gastroprotective effects, among other beneficial effects in health.” Limonene: Aroma of innovation in health and disease.
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