Don’t toss those peels! You will be astonished at these seven Lemon Peel Kitchen Hacks. These bright little peels are useful for every day tasks from cleaning to seasoning.
We all know that lemons pack some pretty hefty nutritional components, but did you know their peels have many uses as well? Lemons can help boost weight loss and reduce bloating. Lemons contain pectin which acts as a soluble fiber in our bodies and helps to promote digestion. The lemon peels contain even more vitamins, nutrients, and health benefits than the lemon juice, yet we often just ditch them after using the lemons. You won’t toss those peels ever again once you learn these simple kitchen hacks!
7 Useful Lemon Peel Kitchen Hacks
- Lemon Extract Powder – Peel the zest and let it dry for a few days on the counter. Once dried, put the zest into a blender and pulse into a powder. Use the powdered peel in place of extract or zest in recipes.
- Immune Boosting Lemon Ice Cubes – These ice cubes pack a big nutritional punch. Add them into your water or any other beverage in place of regular ice cubes.
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning – This simple, homemade seasoning is perfect for flavoring your favorite protein.
- Candied Lemon Peel – Make your own candied lemon peel and create lemon simple syrup in the process. Next time you have a sweet craving, turn to this guilt-free treat.
- Lemon Olive Oil – This olive oil is perfect to use when making homemade dressings or sautéing vegetables.
- Herb Lemon Zest Butter – This butter is flavorful and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three months. We love topping a baked potato with these flavors.
- Deodorize the garbage disposal – Stinky sink? Use lemon peels to deodorize the garbage disposal and bring that fresh citrus smell to your kitchen. Simply toss a lemon peel into the disposal, run the water, and turn it on!
We hope you love these uses for lemon peels as much as we do. For more informational posts like this, be sure to stop by our Kitchen Hacks to help you save time and money in the kitchen. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research, doctor recommendations, and personal experience.