Citrus Peels – Lemon – Orange – Grapefruit – Lime

Acceptable Keto Ingredient

What are Citrus Peels?

Citrus Peels are the rough skin on the outside of citrus fruits. While the pulp and juice are used the most, the peel tends to be discarded but may be used as an ingredient to add flavor.

Keto Status



Very low carbohydrates and  studies have determined that lemon peel is full of bioactive compounds that may provide numerous health benefits, including:

  • May Support Oral Health with Antibacterial Properties
  • High in Antioxidants
  • May have Antimicrobial and Antifungal Properties
  • May Boost Immune System
  • May Promote Heart Health
  • May Have Anticancer Properties
  • May Treat Gallstones

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Citrus Peels?

N/A if no allergies are present


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