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Homemade Dried Lemon Peel Powder

How to Make Dried Lemon Peel Powder


Description

Instead of throwing away those lemon peels, make dried lemon peel powder. After all, those peels are packed with vitamin C and other nutrients that your precious body greatly benefits from. Moreover, there’s no extra cost, as you’d consume those lemons no matter what.


Ingredients

Organic Lemon


Instructions

  1. First, wash the lemon(s) carefully and then pat them dry with kitchen paper. 
  2. Next, cut lemon(s) in half and squeeze out the juice. You could also use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest, but it’d be more difficult to get the juice out of the lemon(s).
  3. Now, halve the 2 pieces of peels, so that you’d get quarters. Remove the inner layer along with some of the white pith (this is the only part the goes wasted).
  4. Then, using kitchen scissors cut the peels into thin strips and the strips into small cubes. I recommend doing this to spare your processor or grinder (not necessary if you have a badass blender).
  5. Leave them to dry out completely. You may use your oven or dehydrator. Alternatively let them dry on kitchen counter or on a windowsill in the sun. It’ll take about 36-48 hours at room temperature. As I dry small quantities, I put them on a plate. Once they’re completely dry, I transfer the pieces into a glass jar. Should you dehydrate a bigger batch, feel free to toss them onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Once the peels are completely dry (and you have gathered enough peels), transfer them into blender or spice grinder and process until fine.
  7. Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight. I store mine in a glass jar in the fridge.

Notes

I repeat it once again – gather the peels of the lemons you actually use every day, dry them, and store the dried peels in a glass jar in fridge. Once you have enough, grind them into powder.

A heaped teaspoon has 35mg vitamin C, 4mg magnesium, 3.2mg phosphorus, 43.6mg potassium, 36.4mg calcium, 3.6μg folate, 13.6IU vitamin A.

  • Method: Drying

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5g, a heaped teaspoon
  • Calories: 12.7 kcal
  • Sodium: 1.8g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 0.5g

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