If you are one of the people who squeeze lemons to make juice or prepare a recipe, do not throw away the peels! These have a large number of uses that may surprise you. In addition to being a more sustainable and economical alternative, they allow you to enjoy a delicious fresh and citrus aroma in your home. In this post we share some tips so you can make the most of lemon peels. Take note!

I bring you 10 ways to recycle or use squeezed lemon peels , which you can easily use at home.

Tips on how to use the squeezed lemon peels

Here I share some uses that you can give to the squeezed lemon peels before discarding them, as well as the lemon peels that you may have generated:

  1. Use it as a natural cleaner: Lemon peels are excellent for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom. Simply rub the shells against the surface, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Apart from cleaning (AND disinfecting!) the kitchen surface or the tiles, in terms of cleaning you can also:
    1. Ideal for cleaning your cutting board , steel knives, or wooden kitchen utensils: Rub a lemon peel all over your cutting board, then rinse it under warm water. Lemon helps remove stains and bad odors.
    2. Perfect for Microwave Cooling – Place a couple of lemon rinds in a bowl of water and microwave for a few minutes. The steam that is produced will help soften dirt and stains, making it easier to clean.
    3. Shine stainless steel : Rub a lemon peel all over the surface of your stainless steel fridge or sink, then rinse with warm water. Lemon helps remove stains and give a natural shine to the surface.
  2. Eliminate bad odors in the garbage : Place a few lemon peels in the bottom of the garbage bag to eliminate bad odors and keep your kitchen fresh and clean.
  3. As a natural air freshener : Lemon peels can leave a fresh, citrusy scent in any room. Put some peels in a pot with water and bring to a simmer. The steam will release the scent and help freshen the air.
  4. Use them to make tea infusions : Lemon peels can make a delicious lemon tea. Simply boil the lemon peels in water for a few minutes and then let them rest to release all their flavor. You can add honey or ginger, to sweeten and give it a special touch. This infusion is ideal to drink at any time of the day and will provide you with a good dose of vitamin C (and anti-inflammatory and perfect for colds if you add ginger and honey).
  5. As a flavoring for your cooking recipes : Lemon peels can add a bright, citrusy flavor to many dishes. Add the grated peels to salads, stews, sauces and dressings for a fresh touch. In salads, if you don't want to use them whole (it won't be aesthetic), you can grate them and use only the yellow part (also in pastry recipes).
      • IMPORTANT! If you are not going to use the peels that same day, what you should do is remove the yellow part of the peel (with a knife or grater, and dry it (in the sun as always, in a food dehydrator or with an oven). air or oven without oil.) Once dry, crush it with an electric juicer or chopper to turn it into lemon powder, and keep it in an airtight jar.
6. Make beauty products : Lemon peels contain antioxidants and vitamin C, which makes them ideal for the skin. You can use the peels to make a natural scrub for your skin and lips. Simply mix the shells with coconut oil or sugar to make a paste.
7. Use Them To Make Aroma Oil : Put the lemon peels in a glass jar along with olive or almond oil, and let sit for a few weeks. The oil will take on the aroma and flavor of the lemon, and you can use it to dress salads or flavor your favorite dishes.
8. Make a multipurpose cleaning spray : Lemon peel can be used as a natural and effective cleaner for different surfaces, especially those that tend to accumulate grease and dirt. You simply have to place the lemon peels in a glass jar and fill it with white vinegar. Let the mixture sit for a few days, then strain it for a homemade all-purpose cleaner that you can use on your kitchen, bathroom, or any other surface you want to clean.
9. Prepare jam: Use lemon peels to make delicious homemade jam, which you can use on toast, desserts or as an accompaniment for meats. You will know that you need pectin for the sugar to react when making jam, so you can use the peels for this instead of whole or new lemon pieces.
10. Add Them To Your Cocktails: Add lemon zest to your favorite cocktails for a fresh, citrusy twist.
I hope these uses are useful to you and encourage you to get the most out of squeezed lemon peels. There is no need to waste anything!

My most frequent uses , as you can imagine, is to dehydrate the skin to make lemon powder, which I then add to my biscuits, to the flour for breading fish, or directly to grilled or oven-baked fish. I also often use it to make a tea with honey (it tastes fabulous in the cold months or after a heavy meal... I add a little cinnamon too, by the way); I also think that it is a great use for jam, which I often do at home, and to rub my Pallarès iron knives as I have sometimes shown you (I keep those in perfect condition also thanks to the rubbing of the squeezed lemons : )

I'd love to hear which trick you found most interesting, and I'll definitely hear what other uses you give to those lemon scraps! Do you share it in comments? I will love it!

Lemon tea

Claudia Ferrer


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