Blend lemon with or without skin

@scheng1 (24807)
Singapore
August 28, 2016 8:27am CST
There are some people who say that to achieve the best result, it is better to blend lemon with skin intact. I think that will produce a horrible taste in the lemon juice. I have blended lemon without skin, and I keep the juice in the fridge so that I can drink it every day. I have not tried to blend the whole lemon (with skin) before. Whenever I blend the lemon, i cut off the peel, soak the slices of peels in water, and use it for shower, and house-cleaning. It is not exactly a waste, though I do not have the benefits of getting the nutrients from the peels.
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@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
I have not tried blending lemon with skin either but I will try one time to see if how horrible or delighting would it be to my taste.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
29 Aug 16
I do not have the courage to try it. I do not want to spoil a perfectly good lemon. I think you will find the taste to be bitter and sour at the same time.
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@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
@scheng1 I will try if I can take the taste.
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@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
The taste is not really good but I can take it.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
29 Aug 16
Wow, that is good. That means your health is really good, since they say that the lemon peels have more nutrients than the juice in it.
@youless (90959)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 16
I think it is better to blend with the lemon skin. If it tastes worse, then you can try to add some honey and it will taste well after the lemon juice is freezing. I don't blend the lemon. I will slice it into pieces than put them into the honey. After that, I will put it in the fridge. When I want to drink it, I will take it out and add some water.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
30 Aug 16
I think it will be much easier to blend the whole lemons with honey, and then put everything in the fridge to chill it. That is lesser work than to cut lemon into slices.
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@youless (90959)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 16
@scheng1 I am not good at slicing food. So I ask my husband to do it
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@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
28 Aug 16
I would think lemon with peel blended would end up tasting quite bitter. I think I will continue to peel lemons.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
29 Aug 16
Yes, that is my concern too. When I blend limes, I blend them with peels, but I do not blend till the peels are in the juice. I blend a bit, so that I can see pieces of lime peels. The juice turns out quite good, not bitter at all.
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@hereandthere (29683)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
i think the lemon rind would taste awful, too. how do you use the lemon peel in the shower and for housecleaning?
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
29 Aug 16
You just leave the lemon peels to soak in the water overnight. You will see a layer of lemon oil on the surface of the water the next day.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Aug 16
It would be bitter and awful to taste.
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