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Discover the Health Benefits of Baking with Lemons: Vegan Options Included

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Lemons are a popular fruit in baking desserts. They add a refreshing zing to cakes, pies, and cookies. But did you know that lemons also have numerous health benefits? In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of lemons in baking and how they can improve your health. We’ll also cover why some lemons are not vegan and what vegan-friendly options are available.

Benefits of Lemons

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. They also contain citric acid, which helps to break down food in your stomach, helping digestion. In addition, lemons have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce swelling and inflammation in the body.

But lemons are especially beneficial for vegetarians. Many vegetarians suffer from anaemia, which is caused by a lack of iron in the diet. However, lemons contain both vitamin C and citric acid, which can help your body absorb as much iron as possible from your diet, therefore helping reduce the risk of anaemia.

 

Organic vs. Non-Organic Lemons

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When it comes to baking with lemons, there is little difference between organic and non-organic lemons. However, if you are concerned about pesticides and chemicals in your food, then organic lemons may be a better option.

 

Non-Vegan Lemons

It’s worth remembering that not all lemons are vegan-friendly. Some lemons are coated with beeswax or shellac to help preserve them. Beeswax is not vegan, and neither is shellac, which is a resin secreted by the female lac bug. These coatings are used to prevent moisture loss and extend the shelf life of the lemons.

 

Vegan-Friendly Options

If you are looking for vegan-friendly lemons, there are a few options available. You can look for lemons that are labelled as organic or vegan-friendly. You can also try to find lemons that have not been coated with wax or shellac.

 

Recipes with Lemons

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If you want to try baking with lemons, we have some delicious recipes that you can try. Our Lemon and Blueberry bars are a favourite among our readers, and our Lemon are perfect for a tea party. If you are looking for something more whimsical, our Lemon and Marshmallow Cupcakes and Strawberry and Lemon Cupcakes are sure to delight. And for a more sophisticated dessert, our Lemon Poached Pears Recipe is a must-try.

 

We love lemons and think they are a versatile and healthy fruit that can be used in a variety of desserts. They offer numerous health benefits, particularly for vegetarians who may be at risk for anaemia. However just be sure to choose vegan-friendly lemons when needed, and you’ll be on your way to baking delicious and healthy desserts.

 

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