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Zest Lemons


Taste Profile

They offer an acidic and sweet flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Zest lemons can be used to flavor liqueurs like limoncello.
  2. They can be used to make a famous soda called cedrata.

Common names and forms

  1. Lemon Zest


Zest lemon varieties are larger in size than the common lemons and have an elongated shape. They have bright yellow colored rinds with the occasional remnants of green. The medium-thick skin is frequently bumpy or knobby and may have vertical ridges running down the length of the fruit. Beneath the zest is a spongy, soft, white pith called albedo. In lemons, this is bitter and is usually removed before using.

Health benefits

  • Zest lemons are rich in vitamin C which boosts the immune system.(1)
  • They contain potassium that reduces the blood pressure.(1)
  • They have magnesium in them which is important for bone health.(1)

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