Lemon powder can be made from just dried lemon skins or from well dried sliced lemons. You will get the same nutritional properties in powdered lemons as you would in fresh ones, especially if you have soaked the lemons in a vitamin C solution before dehydrating.
Lemon powder has many uses, not restricted to only nutrition.
Lemon Powder Info
|Fresh Weight||100 Grams|
|Dried Weight||17 Grams|
|Powder 10 gms||1 teaspoon|
|Daily portion powder||11 teaspoons|
|Aids digestion, fights inflammation, has antiseptic and coagulant properties, good for the hair|
Uses for Lemon Powder
- Add to smoothies
- Sprinkle into sauces
- Add to cooked dishes
- Add to cleaning products
- Use in beauty preparations
- Add to pot pourri
- Make lemon sachets for adding to tea or hot water
MAKING THE POWDER
You will need the following equipment:
- A coffee grinder
- Small paintbrush
- Plastic funnel (see my tip at the end of this post)
- Glass storage bottle
Follow my directions for dehydrating lemons if you have not yet prepared any. The dehydrated lemon skins should be hard. If you are using dried slices these must be very well dried otherwise the mix will be too sticky.
Add the lemon to the grinder bowl.
Grind the lemon to a powder. Do this in spurts so as not to strain the grinder motor. Count to 10 for each spurt. It may take a few pulses before you get a fine enough powder.
If you are left with a few larger pieces sift them out and re-grind them.
Transfer the powder to an airtight container. Use a soft paint brush to clear out all the powder residue.
Store in a cool dark place.
Tip: Cut the top off an empty plastic water bottle, about three inches from the top. Invert this and it makes a perfect funnel for transferring dried powders into bottles. I find it works better than a normal funnel because the opening is wider and does not clog up.