The Leon Fruit Nut Exchange has received an abundance of lemon donations this season. Meyer Lemons, are a very large, attractive and successful Lemon grown North Florida. It also makes a lovely ornamental and easy to maintain yard tree making it very popular in Leon County.
We are grateful for this abundance because lemons are one of the most beneficial fruits on the planet, and due to their countless health benefits and unique flavor and scent, they are often added to various recipes.
Lemons are excellent for detoxification of the body and freezing the lemon is the best option for reaping the benefits. The peel of the lemon strengthens the immune system, and offers numerous health properties, like regulating cholesterol, preventing cancer, treating bacterial infections, and destroying parasites and worms.
Lemon juice is extremely high in vitamin C, while its rind is effective in eliminating toxins from the body. Studies have shown that the lemon peel actually contains 5 to 10 times more vitamins. Decades ago, scientists examined the effects of lemon in the case of cancer. What they found was that these fruits eradicate malignant cells in several types of cancers, including lung, breast, and colon cancer.
What’s best about this all is that lemons, unlike chemotherapy, target only the cancerous cells, and do not affect the healthy ones. According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, a nutritionist, and expert on women’s health, the peels from various fruits can boost the immune system and support overall health. She also claims that smoothies are far healthier than juices, as they also contain other parts of the fruit, including the peel.
Use apple cider vinegar to wash and disinfect the lemons. Then, rinse them and leave them to dry. Next, leave them to freeze until the next morning, and then grate the entire fruit, along with the peel, pulp, and seeds.
The frozen lemons can be added to various dishes, smoothies, tea, baked goods, desserts, and soups.