Are Fermented Lemons Healthy?

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We all know that lemons offer so many health benefits. And when it comes to fermented lemons, they offer more benefits.

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Salted lemons can be fermented and used in many recipes, salads and even juices. In order to try it out, you will need a few lemons, some salt and a jar to store them.

Slit a lemon first without cutting it into two pieces. Place a pinch of salt in the slit and press it a bit. Do it for other lemons too. Take a jar and sprinkle a teaspoon of salt in it. Now, place all the lemons that are slit in the jar.

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Place it in the refrigerator. Use it whenever you want before 3 months. Now, let us know about their health benefits.

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Benefit #1

Fermented foods have probiotics. They are good for digestion. Also, fermentation preserves the food and prolongs the shelf period of the lemons.

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Benefit #2

The reason behind the good health of our ancestors is reasonable intake of fermented foods.

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Benefit #3

The process of fermentation can raise the nutritional value of the lemons. The content of the vitamins increases after fermentation.

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Benefit #4

Fermented foods feed the healthy bacteria in our bodies and also digest easily.

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Benefit #5

Some studies claim that fermented foods are far more safer compared to eating raw veggies. Some raw foods contain bacteria known as E.coli. But fermented foods don't have E.coli.

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Benefit #6

Fermented foods contain lactic acid bacteria which kills other types of harmful bacteria.

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Benefit #7

Apart from lemons even some other vegetables and pickles are fermented in many parts of the world. And yes, they are healthy.

Read more about: lemon, health, bacteria, pickle, food, diet
Story first published: Friday, September 30, 2016, 13:05 [IST]
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