Lemon peel is taken from the outer part of the fruit – and it’s this natural wrapper that contains much of the flavour. The skin lies on top of the bitter-tasting pith, and the fruit itself and can be used in a variety of forms – from the whole peel, cut into fine pieces or ribbons or even ground into a powder. Few people realise the peel is more nutritious than the fruit with higher levels of vitamins A and C, potassium, beta-carotene, magnesium and calcium.
This highly versatile ingredient can be used in many ways in the kitchen. The dried peel can be added to dressings, marinades and oils for a flavour infusion. It’s also used in some herbal tea blends to add a crisp, refreshing edge.
Lemons are a fantastic source of citric acid which is used in production as a flavouring, preservative or emulsifier. When combined with sodium bicarbonate, it is citric acid that can also deliver an effervescent fizz to drinks, powders and bath products. So strong are its properties that it’s widely used as a cleaning and de-scaling agent.
Not only is a twist of lemon peel the most common garnish for a G&T or a Martini but it’s also among the topmost common botanicals used in gin production. Once it’s been harvested and dried, it can be infused and then distilled, leaving behind its characteristic fresh, citrus, tart note. Its crisp profile cuts through heavier juniper or spicy notes, making it the perfect companion for many gins.
Thanks to its citrusy, vibrant aroma, lemon peel is often used in skincare. The resulting products have an uplifting fragrance which is instantly recognisable. It’s typically put to good use in the bathroom by being added to salt scrub blends. Lemon peel can help to expel toxins from the body, making it a good choice for detox-style products.
At Joseph Flach & Sons, we specialise in providing wholesale quantities of botanical and related ingredients. We have clients based on six continents and pride ourselves on being expert exporters. Globally, our herbal and botanical suppliers have found themselves used in animal nutrition products, the brewing and distilling industry, as well as pharmaceutical and alternative medicine products.
Our lemon peel is of the highest quality and has been sourced with great care and attention. This is supported by our professional customer service team, who is always on hand to answer any questions you may have or make product recommendations.
Lemon Peel Cut – Botanical name: Citrus limon
Lemon Peel Cut Fine – Botanical name: Citrus limon
Lemon Peel Powder – Botanical name: Citrus limon
Lemon Peel Ribbons – Botanical name: Citrus limon
Lemon Slices Whole – Botanical name: Citrus limon
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