Don’t Throw Away Those Lemon Seeds!

When squeezing lemons, don’t make the mistake of throwing away the seeds: they are worth their weight in gold used this way

Are you one of those people who usually throw away lemon seeds? Well, it’s time to start saving them and discover all the amazing things you can do with them!

How to Use Lemon Seeds

Lemons are not only known for their unique flavor, but also for their versatility in cooking and household tasks. They are packed with vitamin C and their natural acidity can aid digestion and reduce bloating. These fruits have been treasured in the Mediterranean for centuries, with their origins tracing back to Asian countries where they were traded.

While we often use lemon juice, pulp, and zest in our recipes, we tend to overlook the seeds. However, lemon seeds can be put to good use! Here are some ways to make the most out of them:

  1. Grow Your Own Lemon Tree: After using the lemon, set aside the seeds and rinse them thoroughly in room temperature water. Then, dry them well on a paper towel. Use tweezers to remove the skin covering the seeds. Place a seed in a small container filled with damp cotton and let it sit for about a week. In no time, you’ll notice a small shoot emerging. Keep the cotton and environment moist to allow the sapling to develop roots. Transfer the seedling to a pot with a well-draining soil and perlite mixture, and ensure it receives plenty of light and warmth. With patience and care, you’ll have your own lemon tree that will bear juicy fruits!

  2. Create a Natural Perfume: Lemon seeds can also be used to make a fragrant drawer or cabinet perfumer. Rinse the seeds without removing the skin. These seeds retain their natural scent for a long time. Place them in a small canvas bag and use it to freshen up your drawers, cabinets, or even rooms in the house. In winter, you can attach the bag to a radiator to fill the air with a delightful lemon aroma.

Lemon seeds are truly a treasure, and it would be a shame to waste them. So, the next time you’re using lemons, remember to save the seeds and explore these creative uses for them. Enjoy the many benefits of this citrus fruit and let its seeds add a touch of magic to your life!