Lemons are known for their cringy taste and incredible flavor when added with some dishes, and they are also known to be sources for vitamin C and many other antioxidants. In this article, I am going to tell you why you should freeze lemons apart from the fact that you can access easily all of the fruit’s part. So without further ado, here are 10 reasons to always keep lemons in the freezer.
1) Lemon peel
Did you know that lemon peels contain 10 times more vitamins than the actual flesh and juice? When you freeze lemons, you can easily grate them to get full use of the fruit’s vitamin because you’ll be using the whole fruit with its peels.
2) Lemons are rich in Vitamin C.
Lemons contain vitamin C which helps your body to deal with flus, colds and free radicals that cause aging. Did you know that a large lemon can provide 53 mg of vitamin C? 53 mg of vitamin C covers 90% of the daily C vitamin requirements.
3) Lemons help our bodies repair.
The vitamin C stored in lemons can actually help our bodies to repair themselves because it helps them to make new tendons, bone, and blood vessels, not to mention that it helps them to repair and treat wounds.
4) Lemons are more versatile when they’re frozen.
Some times, lemons can add up a huge amount of unexpected flavor to the dish which ruins its taste especially for ones who don’t like the sour lemon flavor. However, you can fix that problem by freezing and grating them because it makes it easier for you to add up as much as you need. But, you should know that cooking lemon actually reduces vitamin C levels, that is why you should sprinkle frozen lemon in your dishes (like noodles, soups, fruit salads, etc). This way you will benefit from the full potentials of lemon and its nice fresh flavor.
5) No need for ice cubes.
Simply cut some lemons into a walnut size, then put them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, put them in a glass of water or a glass of soda to have a fresh and cool drink with the nice lemon flavor.
6) It can save you money.
Lemons can balance your body and your wallet. Lemons can reach very high prices when they’re out of season. Simply buy large quantities of lemon when they’re in season and with fairly low prices, then stock them in your freezer. Don’t worry, lemons can survive three months in the freezer and can preserve quality and taste.
7) Prevent cancer.
Some studies actually found that limonoids (found naturally in citrus fruits like lemons) can actually prevent cancer cell development particularly breast cancer. On the other hand, lemons have anti-microbial properties and contain antioxidants, this gives it the ability to effectively deal with internal parasites and bacterial infections.
8) Lemons alkalize your body.
If you experience acid reflux, mouth ulcers, nervousness, sensitive gums, and fatigue, then you probably have body acidity. To fix this, you have to alkalize your body by drinking lemon with water. You can use a previously mentioned method which is using frozen lemons with water, this way you can be very precise with how many frozen lemons you add to the water, or you can use lemon juice but it can be a very sour method. I personally recommend frozen lemons with water method.
9) Lemons are low in calories and sugar.
If you are a person that worries a lot about calories, then you can feel relieved because lemons have almost 29 calories and 2.9 grams of sugar per 100 grams of fruit. Lemons actually contain a lot less sugar and calories than oranges. Sugar should be used in limited quantities in our diets which makes lemons the perfect ingredient to implement in daily meals.
Lemon juice by itself is very refreshing, but when added with iced tea or cocktails, it just tastes like heaven. I personally like the following drink that you can prepare by pouring lemon juice in ice trays with a mint leaf or a strawberry. Lemon juice and all the drinks that contain lemon juice are so refreshing and nice, I LOVE THEM.