Here’s Why You Should Not Throw Away Lemon Peels

Conclusion

Conclusion

The benefits of lemon peel sure do make lemon peel a great addition to our daily diet. But most of the evidence is based on animal models and require more human research. Though the data is inconclusive, you can still incorporate lemon peel into a self-care routine, but in moderation.

Although lemon peel comes with a rich nutritional profile, it also contains oxalates that can cause kidney and gallbladder stones. Therefore it is necessary to consume the lemon peel in moderation. The safe minimum advised by experts is  3 teaspoons of lemon peel a day. One teaspoon of lemon peels contains 25 mg of oxalates and anything more than 80 mg can be dangerous. Lemon peel can also be used as a natural and non-toxic cleaner, insect repellent and deodorizer. So lemon peel is quite handy to have around the house.