These are the main plant compounds in lemons:
- Citric acid. The most abundant organic acid in lemons, citric acid may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
- Hesperidin. This antioxidant may strengthen your blood vessels and prevent atherosclerosis — the buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) inside your arteries (11, 12).
- Diosmin. An antioxidant used in some drugs that affect the circulatory system, diosmin improves muscle tone and reduces chronic inflammation in your blood vessels (13).
Eriocitrin. This antioxidant is found in lemon peel and juice (13,
D-limonene. Found primarily in the peel, d-limonene is the main component of lemon essential oils and responsible lemons’ distinct aroma. In isolation, it can relieve heartburn and stomach reflux (
Ok, then I got curious. Why not the peel? So I googled, "is lemon peel bad for you?" Here's what I found. According to Healthline.com, here, it says:
"Although lemon peel normally gets thrown away, research shows that it possesses numerous health benefits. Its fiber, vitamin, and antioxidant contents may support oral, immune, and heart health. It may even have several anticancer properties. and The next time your recipe calls for this ubiquitous citrus fruit, hold onto the peel and put it to use."
That says it all right there. The above statements have been our reasoning from day one for including the entire lemon in our lemon powder, and not just the juice. I can't think of many enjoyable ways to consume whole lemons otherwise. I'm glad that we have been able to take the guess-work out for our customers.
And hey, maybe a handful of Coco, Bee & Nut: Blueberry Lemon is enough to transport us to summer....for the moment.