Lemony Snicket: Lemon Peel Zest in Wellness and Skincare
Lemony Snicket: Lemon Peel Zest in Wellness and SkincareLemons just reached a new height in the world of wellness and skin care. The benefits of lemon juice is widely known and acknowledged, but did you know about the powerhouse of nutrition that we chuck away after juicing the lemons? That's right, lemon peels contain even more nutrients and other goodies, perfect for the skin.
Lemon Peel Nutrient Breakdown:
Amount per serving (6g)
Sodium - 0.36 milligrams
Potassium - 9.6 milligrams
Total carbohydrates - 0.96 grams
Sugars - 0.25 grams
Dietary fiber - 0.64 grams
Protein - 0.09 grams
Vitamin A - 3 IU
Vitamin C - 7.74 milligrams
Calcium - 8.04 milligrams
Iron - 0.05 milligrams
What the above information means is that lemon peels are filled with nutrients and anti-oxidants that helps to fight free radicals that cause pigmentation and dark spots in skin. As well, due to it's nature of being high in vitamin C, it helps the skin in hyaluronic acid production, which is key to reducing wrinkles and maintaining soft, healthy skin. It also contains other powerhouse enzymes that is said to fight cancer!
Question: All of this sounds great! How do I use it?
Lemon rind is pretty versatile; you can use it on just about anything. Simply grate the lemon rinds, and sprinkle it on your meals or salad. Or, infuse dried lemon rinds with olive oil for a zesty olive oil that is sure to impress your family and friends. Or infuse it with drinking water. It's as simple as that.
However, do ensure that you get the organic varieties, and be sure to wash your lemons before grating to get rid of any impurities or pesticides on the lemon. Finally, make sure there is no wax layer covering the lemons. Adding wax rinds to your meal is not beneficial nor delectable. I can certainly attest to that!
Other than for eating, you can also include it in your skin care regime by mixing lemon rinds to an existing mask.
Or, you can rely on Samana Naturals to take care of skin care for you! We frequently use rinds including lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, mango, carrot and even pomegranate in several of our products. We use other natural goodies right from the garden: rosehips, hibiscus, evergreen leaves, and mint. So go ahead and give nature a try!