[dropcap]L[/dropcap]emons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we’re not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfect for humans, but a deterrent for pests. It helps preserve food and can easily replace harsh chemical-based ingredients.
Here are some incredible uses of Lemon, Read on!
-If you have a pest problem at home, just keep slices of lemon slices near cracks, window sills, doorways and holes to drive away ants, roaches and fleas. The scent just drives those insects away.
– Lemon rinds help remove odours from the refrigerator. Leave them overnight and much better is to keep sliced lemons all the time in the fridge.
– You can make sure white vegetables stay white while cooking by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them before heating.
– To remove mineral deposits that build up in your pressure cooker or tea kettle, just fill it up with water, add a handful of thin lemon-peel slices and bring to a boil. Once cool, just drain and rinse in tap water and your vessels will be shining and as good as new.
– Lemons are also excellent stain removers. Just rub half a lemon on the stain and allow the garment to sit overnight. Wash it as usual and you will see the stain has vanished.
– Having two tbsp of lemon juice before each meal and before retiring can reduce asthma symptoms.
– A mix of lemon juice and salt acts as a polish for brass or copper utensils. Rub it on the utensils and then wash with warm water and see them shining.
– If you have soggy lettuce in the fridge, just add it to a bowl of cold water containing juice of half a lemon and refrigerate it for an hour before removing them and drying the leaves completely before use.
– A tbsp of lemon juice acts as a natural disinfectant to rid your favorite fruits and vegetables from pesticides.
– Once in a while to sanitize your kitchen cutting board, just rub the cut side of half a lemon before washing it as usual.