One, two, a thousand ways on how to use lemon peels at home to avoid waste and take advantage of their beneficial properties.
Very often, what we use from citrus fruits is their juice. However, their peels are very valuable, because they contain so many beneficial properties for the body. With this in mind, it is very important to know how to use lemon peels. In this way, we can avoid wasting a very useful product. So, let’s see the methods in which we can employ them!
The first method involves creating a multipurpose cleaner. You can whisk together 3 lemons, including the peel, 200 ml of water, 100 g of fine salt and 50 ml of vinegar. Once you have a fairly creamy and homogeneous mixture, you can use it to wash dishes. Alternatively, put it in the dishwasher and run the program at maximum, to give the appliance a good smell.
Not everyone knows how to use lemon peels to keep insects and ants away, thanks to their aroma; try putting the peels of this citrus fruit in front of doors and windows. To make a deodorizing, all-natural spray, you can boil the peels in water, along with rosemary or vanilla extract, for a few minutes and put the liquid in a dispenser.
How to use lemon peels in cooking?
To increase the benefits of your green tea, don’t just add lemon juice, but try steeping the peels (taking care not to take the white part as well). Likewise, you can use them to decorate or flavor cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
There are many ways to know how to reuse lemon peels in cooking. To create lemon-flavored salt or sugar, you can dry the peels (only the yellow part) and then grind them together with salt or sugar; the resulting powder will be a powerful flavoring. The same process you use to create candied fruit can be used to make candied lemon peels.
Among the recipes with lemon peels is a delicious risotto with sage and lemon, in which you can use them to flavor the entire dish and even decorate it. Similarly, you can cook noodles with lemon cream, in which you have to cook the peels together with butter to make a flavored cream. To create a special breading, you can grate the peels and combine them with breadcrumbs when breading fresh fish fillets.