Lemon Zest/Grated Lemon Peel - Certified Organic


Lemon peel is the zest from dehydrated lemons – this is the outer portion (or skin) of the lemon with the white membrane or pith removed. It is also the portion of the fruit that contains the highest oil content (and provides the most flavor), which is why it is so often called for in baking.

If you have ever zested your own lemons, you know how labor intensive that can be.Using our dehydrated lemon peel (also called lemon zest) will save you time in cooking when the recipe calls for lemon zest. Traditionally lemon zest was most frequently called for in baking and dessert recipes but we're now finding it appearing more often in recipes such as marinades, vegetables, chicken, dressings, seafood, rice and seasoning blends.

After much searching and testing we were finally able to find an excellent domestic source for our lemon peel and this is grown in California. We've found the the US grown zest are more flavorful than imported zests from Egypt. If you normally buy your dried lemon peel in a spice store or online make sure to check to see where it was harvested from - it does make a difference. If it doesn't say grown or cultivated in the US you can pretty much be sure that it is imported.

Our lemon peel is highly concentrated so only substitute 1/3 the amount of grated lemon peel for any recipe that calls for fresh lemon zest.

If you wish to reconstitute prior to using place in a dish and cover with water for 15-20 minutes and then drain off excess liquid.

If using dried lemon zest in a seasoning blend we've found that by adding a squeeze of fresh lemon to the seasoning blend during grilling or baking will "wake up" the zest even more and provide a wonderful additional blast of lemony flavor.

If you're a fan of citric zests then you'll love our top grade Lime Zest.


CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.

Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!

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Shipping from United States

Even though we say that we ship in 1-2 weeks, in most instances we try to ship within 5-7 business days. All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.

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We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.



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