Why should you freeze lemons? Is there anything special about froze lemons? Definitely, find out what!
Should you freeze lemons? And if so, why should you freeze them?
For starters, freezing lemons hardens them, making it easier to grate the skin. The grated lemon skin is easier to eat.
But why you should eat it?
If you don’t know, the lemon peel (skin) surprisingly more (5 to 10 times) nutritious than its pulp. There are many ways when it comes to eating the grated peeling, you can sprinkle it onto almost any food and receive the health benefits.
One more benefit of freezing lemons is you can get them year round, you can buy in bulk and freeze them and enjoy their benefits long even after the harvest season is gone.
Lemons and other citrus fruits have been known to have properties that help in fighting cancer. There are reports that proved that lemons can help in fighting tumors and cysts.
This tropical fruit also has anti-bacterial properties and consuming it regularly regulates the high blood pressure, it’s a known fact that lemon helps in depression.
What kind of lemons are best for freezing
When you’re choosing lemons to freeze, make sure you go for the large ones, also look for the ones with the least or no amount of soft spots.
You can freeze the lemons as a whole, cut, sliced or in any other form. Before you put them in the freezer, though, make sure you thoroughly wash them.
If you’d prefer to freeze the lemon as a whole, put it in a freezer bag and remove as much air as possible from the bag.
To freeze grated lemons, cover them with an aluminum foil to ensure they don’t dry out. Place the wrapped lemons into clean freezer bags but before freezing them, remove air.
How to Use it
Once the lemon is frozen you can grate it and sprinkle it on your cocktail, ice cream, salad, soup, noodles, or whatever you like. You will also notice that it will also taste is slightly different than usual.