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Lemon, Peel

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About This Food

Description

Lemon peel, or lemon zest, is the aromatic outermost skin layer of the lemon which adds bright, crisp flavor to a wide variety of dishes.

The zest can be removed with a citrus zester, a vegetable peeler or a paring knife.

Keep in mind, only the colored portion of the skin is considered the zest - the white pith will add a bitter, not tangy, flavor.

Because lemon zest is made with the outide of the lemon - the surface that is exposed to and absorbs pesticides in conventional foods- always opt for organic lemons when lemon zest is called for in a recipe.  

Selecting & Storing

Lemon peel, or zest, can be kept in a resealable storage bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminC
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)lemon peel

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Calories: 3

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.02 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
2 g
ALA
2 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.96 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.32 g
Sugars
0.25 g
Fiber
0.64 g
Protein
0.09 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
3 IU
0%
Vitamin C
7.74 mg
13%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.01 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0.78 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.51 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
8.04 mg
1%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.05 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.9 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0.72 mg
0%
Potassium
9.6 mg
0%
Selenium
0.04 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.36 mg
0%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0.06 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.42 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
2.7 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
1.08 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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