Most people say ‘When life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. In this post, we’ll tell you why we prefer to say ‘When life gives you lemons – freeze them’!
Lemons are probably the most versatile and popular type of citrus fruit.
There is an incredible amount of hype around this fruit, while a lot of these claims are true and substantiated some are exaggerated.
We will discuss the history, nutrition level, and health benefits of consuming lemons, we will also tell you why freezing them is a hack that will make it easier for you to harness all the benefits at once!
Lemons are consumed in many different ways. People have found uses for all parts of this fruit – the juice, the flesh, and even the peel.
Some people drink lemon juice and consume the peel while others apply the pulp externally for various benefits.
Freezing lemons, however, is a trick that can help you easily capture all of their benefits. You’ll see why.
A Brief History of Lemons
Lemons, known scientifically as Citrus Limon, originated around the border regions of present-day North-Eastern India, Myanmar, and China.
They spread to Europe through Arab traders and European crusaders, and were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the new world! There are two main types of sour lemons: the Eureka and the Lisbon.
Lemons are an source of vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and folate. (1)
The juice, the flesh, and the peel of lemons are rich in vitamins and minerals. The flesh and peel are higher in fiber and contain unique antioxidants like d-limonene.
4 Health Benefits of Lemons
Lemons offer a wide range of benefits, here are just some of them:
- They can freshen your breath (2)
- The vitamin C from lemons supports your immune system (2)
- They add a splash of low calorie flavor to your water. This may indirectly help to promote hydration (2)
- The citric acid in lemons can help prevent kidney stones by increasing the volume of urine and the urine pH level (3)
There is also a lot of hype around lemons. Check out this article that busts some common lemon myths.
Why You Should Consider Eating Whole Frozen Lemons
Freezing lemons can make it easier to consume the entire fruit (and more of its nutrients)!
As we know the peel is extremely rich in nutrients and is edible.
Once the peel has been grated and frozen its ready to eat in a crunchy and cold state.
Frozen lemons will also hold the juice in place with the flesh and therefore are less messy to eat.