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How to use lemon without waste. Zest tips

lemonsPut the washed lemon into the freezer refrigerator. When the lemon is freezed, rub the whole fruit on a grater. Don’t clean the peel in advance. The importance and benefit of lemon is in the peel!

This is due to the rich chemical composition. It is the source of a significant amount of fiber, as well as potassium, carotene, magnesium and calcium. In addition, it contains a lot of folic acid and beta-carotene. Lemon peel contains 5-10 times more vitamins than lemon juice. Therefore, we shouldn’t toss it out.

So, how we can use it:

Seasoning of lemon zest

Zest, grated on a fine grater is an excellent piquant addition for many dishes. Store this seasoning in the freezer.

Lemon pepper

It is a spice blend which is used for cooking various dishes, particularly good with grilled fish and meat. To prepare the lemon pepper at home, mix black pepper, salt, garlic, onion, turmeric and lemon zest.

Candied fruit

In order to prepare this delicacy, you don’t have to make much effort. It is necessary to boil pre-soaked lemon peels in sugar syrup, and then dry them.

Lemon sugar

If you like to drink tea with lemon, you’ll love this recipe. Take the lemon zest, put in a plastic container and fill with sugar. It is very convenient! Lemon sugar is also used to prepare Limoncello – a popular Italian liqueur, other various cocktails and pastries, adding the zest to dough or cream.

Lemon ice

Cut the lemon peel as your imagination suggests. Take the resulting spirals, stripes or whole lemon slices and freeze them with water in the molds for ice. It can be original decoration and tasty addition to various beverages.

Lemon olive oil

Feel free to experiment, and give a nice light scent of lemon to the ordinary olive oil. The following advice will help you: chop the lemon peel and place it in a jar with oil. Let the oil infuse for 2 weeks, but don’t forget to shake the jar from time to time. Then strain the oil through sieve, pour into a bottle and use for cooking.

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