Health & Wellness

When Squeezing Lemons, Don’t Make the Mistake of Throwing away the Seeds

Lemons, the vibrant citrus fruits celebrated for their unique flavor, hold a significant role in the culinary and domestic traditions of the Mediterranean. Originating from Asian regions, these lively fruits embarked on a journey to new lands through trade.

While they enhance our dishes and sweets with their juicy zest, the seeds are often disregarded and discarded. Let’s explore how we can fully utilize the potential of the entire lemon, including its seeds.

Cultivate Your Lemon Tree

Instead of disposing of the seeds after enjoying a lemon:

  • Rinse them with room temperature water and let them dry on a paper towel.
  • Gently remove the outer layer of the seed with tweezers.
  • Place the seed in a yogurt container filled with damp cotton for about a week.
  • After a week, you’ll observe a tiny sprout emerging from the seed.
  • Continue nurturing the sprout in a moist environment until it develops tiny roots.
  • Create a well-draining mixture of soil and perlite, then plant your sprout in a pot.
  • Put the potted sprout in a sunny, warm location, away from drafts, ensuring the soil stays damp.
  • With patience and attentive care, your sapling will flourish into a lemon tree, yielding delicious fruits in due course.

Natural Lemon Seed Perfume

Do not underestimate the aromatic potential of lemon seeds!

After washing and drying the seeds, keep their skin. The naturally fragrant seeds can be placed in a small cloth bag. Utilize this bag as a natural perfume in drawers, closets, or even rooms such as the bathroom. When positioned near a heater during winter, the seeds release a delightful lemony aroma.

Barbara Livingston: Empowering Wellness Through Accessible Insights.