How to eat lemons

How are lemons consumed?

Lemons should be consumed fresh. The picking season runs from autumn to spring. Lemons should be eaten raw in small portions to make the most of their properties. This is quite difficult because of its acidic taste.

Obviously for people who are not accustomed, it is not very pleasant, although, if we make the effort, starting with small snacks can get accustomed little by little.

Another common way to eat lemon is to use it to decorate and flavor the dishes. So it can be used with fish and salads, adding a small piece in the dish to be squeezed at the time of eating. In this case the whole lemon, including the bark, is used, where most of the aromatic elements are found: citral, citronelal, geraniol, limoneno etc.

  • Lemon skin contains most aromatic compounds.

Lemons can also be used as a complement in many cocktails to which they contribute their aroma and digestive properties.

Properties of lemonade

Lemons, above all, are used as the first component in the manufacture of lemonade, highly recommended drink, provided it is natural and preferably homemade.

A good lemonade is one of the best resources in summer to quench thirst and take advantage of all the medicinal, moisturizing and nutritional properties of this fruit.

How to make lemonade at home– Ingredients:

  • jugo limón4 lemons

  • 1 cup of whole sugar (Can be substituted for honey)

  • 1 liter and a half of water

– preparation:

  • Cut the lemons in half.

  • Squeeze and pour the juice into a jar.

  • Strain the juice and add sugar and water.
  • Stir well and cool.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

7 October, 2022

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