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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dehydrating Lemons

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        Preserving citrus fruits is not the easiest thing to do or doesn't produce the best results.  I found that dehydrating it is the best method.  By dehydrating it, you get the actual closest thing to the natural state of the lemon.  

       Lemons are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A and they are also a good source of Potassium and Calcium.  

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        To dehydrate lemons, wash the skin thoroughly.   If you plan on dehydrating the zest (skin) then use a zester and do that now.  

preserving lemons, how to dehydrate and use lemons, dehydrating lemons

preserving lemons, how to dehydrate and use lemons, dehydrating lemons



       Now just slice your lemon with a knife or mandolin and lay the pieces out on your dehydrator trays.

preserving lemons, how to dehydrate and use lemons, dehydrating lemons

        
         Dehydrate for 10-12 hours at 125 degrees.  When they are done, they will be light and brittle.  
dehydrating lemons, how to dehydrate and use lemons, preserving lemons
Dehydrated lemons.


        Dehydrated lemon goes great in water, tea or lemonade.  
        The zest can be ground up and made into citrus powder.  The citrus powder can be used to flavor drinks, desserts, soups, salads, etc. or make a citrus cleaner out of it.  

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Dehydrated lemon zest.  You can grind it into powder or leave it in this form.


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2 comments:

  1. I've never tried anything like this before, but you made it sound easy :) Thanks for sharing.

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