Usually, people tend to throw away their Lemon rind or Lemon peel and this should not be so. As this part of the fruit contains a lot of nutrients. It has a variety of creative uses in one’s kitchen.
What is Lemon Rind or Lemon Peel?
The concept of a lemon rind has indeed raised several doubts in many homes and professional have been baffled by it. The lemon includes the colorful outer layer of the fruit, as well as a thin layer of white pith beneath it. Lemon rind is made use of in different recipes.
Difference Between Lemon Peel, Zest & Rind
Despite the confusion as well as the overlap of these terms in many recipes, there is a clear separation between the lemon peel, lemon zest, as well as lemon rind.
Lemon Zest –
This is happening to be the outer edge of the lemon peel, which comprises only the yellow-colored layer of skin. Lemon zest is referred to a garnish for cocktails or a flavoring agent, but since it does cook up rather quickly, it is not much required in hot recipes.
Lemon Rind –
The rind of the lemon does include the lemon zest, as well as a thin layer of the white pith beneath it. A lemon rind is thicker than the lemon zest. This white pith included in the lemon rind is rather bitter and has an unpleasant flavor, whereas the zest has the aroma and taste of the inner fruit.
Lemon Peel –
This term, in fact, does encompass the zest, rind, and of course, the rest of the outer shell of the given fruit; the peel is everything but of course exception being the fruit inside that is traditionally eaten.
Lemon Rind Health Benefits
The health benefits are manifold as skin health, aids weight loss efforts to improve bone density, and also reduces the risk of cancer, among others.
Limonene happens to be a powerful antioxidant, so along with vitamin C, this rind can indeed provide one’s skin a healthy boost, on account of the effects on free radicals and oxidative stress, which does cause wrinkles, blemishes, and aging processes.
The high fiber content of lemon rind helps to optimize digestion, improve nutrient uptake, prevent overeating, lower cholesterol, and aid in weight loss efforts.
Improves Bone Density
It contains a good amount of minerals, which help boost bone density and prevent osteoporosis as one age.
Studies have indeed observed that limonene, as well as other flavonoids in lemon rind, are rather directly linked to preventing the formation as well as the spread of cancerous tumors, particularly, cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, as well as stomach.
Lemon Rind Uses
• a natural cleaner for one’s bathroom and tub,
• a topical application that does help lighten age spots,
• a hair rinse,
• a dry-skin treatment,
• a natural deodorizer for your home or laundry room,
• an insect repellent for ants,
• a nail whitener, a sugar scrub for one’s skin,
• help light fires.