The nutritional benefits of limes do not differ very much from those of lemons. They are both excellent sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids and the outstanding phytochemical, limonene.The scientific name of the lemon peel is citrus limonum whether it is fresh or dried and this part of the lemon can be used in many medicines, and for cooking. Both consuming it and using it topically has helped those who suffer from scurvy, cholesterol, acne, heart issues and other ailments. That is because it contains many essential vitamins, minerals and enzyme.Limonene have anti-cancer effects and help increase the level of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens.Eating dried lemon peel can help decrease the body’s cholesterol level which in turn can promote better heart health. In addition, the potassium found in the peel can help maintain blood pressure levels. The peels are able to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) because of the polyphenol flavonoids. In addition, the vitamins C and P help clear the blood vessels and by doing so reduce the risk of developing certain conditions such as diabetic heart disease, heart disease and high blood pressure.Every 100 grams of lemon peel has 134 milligrams of calcium.The same amount has 160 milligrams of potassium.The same amount contains 129 milligrams of vitamin C.The same amount contains 10.6 grams of fiber.Decreases cholesterol level, improvesbone health, boostsimmunity and digestion,neutralizesfree radicals, a natural anti-depressant, improved oral health.
Buy only organic and be aware of crystallization: Lemon peels contain a high amount of oxalates which are found in humans. When we have high concentrations of oxalates it can lead to problems which are associated with crystallization such as kidney or gallbladder stones.