You've all heard the old saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But did you know that there's an entire world of alternative options when it comes to what you can use lemons for? Here, we have compiled 18 different ways you can use your sour citrus around your home, on your body, and in your fridge - use them to really turn something sour into something sweet.
Make Lemons Last Longer
First of all, make sure you are storing your lemons right. Instead of leaving them out on the counter top, place them in a jar, fill it with water, put a lid on it, and place in the fridge. The water seals the lemon peel and will prevent the lemons from drying out.
Use Lemon Zest For Flavor...Not To Mention Health Benefits
Use a grater to make lemon zest. Store in the freezer and use when needed. Zest can be used to flavor tea, smoothies, desserts, salads, and dressings.
Bonus: Limonene is a compound found in the peels of lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Limonene is chemopreventative and chemotherapeutic against lung, liver, mammary, and skin cancer. Researchers say even as little as a tablespoon of grated lemon can benefit us significantly.
Add Lemon Slices To Ice Cubes
Add a few drops of lemon juice and a thin lemon slice to each cube. Use the cubes for tea, water, and other beverages.
Stop Rice From Sticking
Have a problem with clumpy rice? You’re in luck – adding a few drops of lemon to your cooking water helps prevent the rice from sticking together. Added plus? The lemon juice will also whiten your rice and keep it looking great on the dinner plate!
Soften Body Parts
Use lemons on elbows and knees to lighten and soften them. Don't use a fresh lemon, reuse one.
Last, but certainly not least, lemon’s yummy flavor can totally transform a meal. It brightens up creamier dishes, balances the flavor in seafood, and is a great sodium-free substitute for sprinkling on salt.
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