Citrus Slices & Powders, How-to’s & Recipes
Colleen E. Bohrer, author
Publication date: September 11, 2017
Make Lemon, Lime, Orange or Grapefruit Powders to Use in Your Cooking
Using lemon, lime, and orange citrus powders is a great way to enhance your cooking. And the best news? These powders have no artificial sweeteners, colors, alcohol, sodium, or preservatives. Got your own citrus trees? Store all that harvest goodness in a small amount of space by drying and powdering your own fruits.
Add intense flavor, use citrus without wasting that 1/2 of a lemon that recipe didn’t call for, and save loads of money when these items are on sale or in season. Use citrus powders in place of fresh zest or those expensive extracts.
You will always have that intense flavor on hand to add to any dish you like. Tropical Chicken, Citrus Teas, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, and delicious sauces have all benefitted from my citrus powders at Casa Colleen. I use more than 25 pounds worth of powdered lemons per year in everything from drink mixes to my herb/spice blends. I store my citrus powders in vacuum sealed bags equal to the size of my spice shakers and refill the shakers when empty. It is a great way to wake up the flavors of any dish!
A Note about Grapefruit Powder
Grapefruits are processed and made into powders the same way as other citrus fruits. However, I recommend separating the peel and pulp from the pith (white part). In my experience, the pith of the grapefruits I have used is very bitter. This will adulterate your powders into a bitter-tasting flavoring.
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