D-limonene, the essential oil found in citrus rind, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent associated with numerous health benefits. Among others it can help dissolve gallstones, relieve heartburn, reduce triglycerides and lower cholesterol. D-limonene also promotes the proper functioning of the liver’s detoxing enzymes and boosts immunity.
You can find D-limonene in the rind of oranges, lemons, mandarins, limes and grapefruits. D-limonene provides these fruits their characteristic scent.
To benefit from the great health benefits of D-limonene you must consume the peels of your citrus fruits.
Tips for using citrus peel:
1. Make sure your citrus fruits are organic.
2. Cut in small cubes or grind and keep in the fridge (for a few days) or freezer (for longer storage). 3. Add lemon zest in your salads, quinoa or rice dishes.
4. Add in your smoothies.
5. Add small lemon grid cubes in a vegetable soup you will blend.
6. Brighten your drinks by putting twists of citrus peels. (can use a vegetable peeler)
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