Keeping lemons in the freezer is an incredible granny trick for the kitchen that many people put into practice. Find out why by reading the article below.

How many times have you found overripe lemons at the bottom of your refrigerator, on top of a kitchen cabinet or in a drawer? With this method, that will never happen again.

Lemons, why freeze them?

Lemons can go bad very quickly, especially if they are stored all together, that is, very close together. All you need is to start ripening, and in the end it gets sick and mold. And that’s a shame, because lemons are not only rich in health-promoting vitamins, especially vitamin C. That’s why it’s so important to keep them in the freezer, because that way you can take them out and have them fresh whenever you need them. This is one of those simple tricks that could probably come from a grandmother! The ideal is not to freeze whole lemons, but to cut them into pieces first. However, if you want to prepare a tequila with salt, it is better to make nice wedges from them.

Lemon slices

Then they should be put in a freezer bag, seal it airtight and put in the freezer. If you need one or more, just take them out of the bag and wait for them to thaw in a few minutes in the sun or use the anti-freeze function on your microwave if you have one. If not, leave the lemon on the kitchen windowsill or place it in a spot where it will get some sun, be it by the kitchen or living room window if needed.

Eating frozen lemons: the advantages

Eating lemons is not a saccharine task, as they are quite acidic and therefore should not be considered a fruit to be consumed lightly. But eating lemons has many benefits and many believe that the heart of the lemon is inside and that the juice of the queen of citrus fruits is the most important thing when we prepare natural remedies.

Popsicles with lemon pieces

However, this is not the case. The important thing is, of course, the liquid inside, and of course it contains vitamin C and also the well-known antioxidants and limonoids of the lemon. The outer part of the lemon is actually the most important and beneficial part for our health. The part that the vast majority of people tend to throw away and waste completely. This is where you will find the highest and most concentrated percentages of all the health benefits this fruit has to offer. The obvious clean lemon peel has a power that is up to 5-10 times greater than the total juice that can be squeezed. Once frozen, the taste of lemons changes, making it easier to eat. The acidity gradually decreases and restores itself only when the lemon is thawed.

Before you put the lemon in the freezer, it is recommended to clean and wash it. This practice is common in many families. In addition, the frozen peel tastes much tastier than the thawed.