Citron fruit (Citrus medica) :
Citron fruit (Citrus medica) is actually one of the four main citrus fruits. This large fruit is oval in shape and color is almost like a yellow lemon with white flesh. The shape of the citron is slightly different depending on the type and other factors such as the weather. Dried citron is one of the fruit products of Citron. In general, this fruit has many vitamins and nutrients that are very useful for the health of the body. Its dry form is no exception to this rule. Iranian dried citron has such a quality that it is exported to other countries.
Materials of Citron:
Citron fruit is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, zinc, selenium, potassium, calcium, iron, beta carotene and fiber. Citron contains large amounts of citronella, which is a sedative compound and is used to treat patients with depression and mental illness.
Benefits and properties of citron peel:
citron boosts the immune system and with a significant level of vitamin C, is able to stimulate the immune system and increase the production of white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense against infections. Other benefits of dried citron include: Help treat diarrhea and constipation Treatment of hemorrhoids beneficial for the peel and acne, strengthen nerves, detoxifier, strengthen the heart and lower blood pressure.
How to use citron peel:
Unlike other types of citrus, citron fruit has a thick peel and very little flesh and seeds, so it is mostly used for its peel. Dried or freshly citron peel is used as a flavoring for yogurt or breakfast cereals. Today, citron oil is widely used in medicine to prepare medicine.Citron peel is used to make teas, cookies, fruit cakes, desserts, beverages, pickles, syrups, jams and marmalades.