Dried Lemon Peel

Concentrated Lemon Flavor & Nutrients – Grown in the U.S.

Essential oils found in citrus peels contain a more concentrated flavor than juice or pulp. BCFoods’ dried citrus peel products include the entire peel, including the colorful zest and the pith. Our U.S.-grown dried lemon peel is full of bright, tart, zingy flavor. Dried lemon peel goes well with kale and parsley.

Citrus peel is full of food compounds that support health, some of which are not found in the juice or pulp. Including the pith and not just the citrus zest adds benefit because it is particularly high in citrus pectin and soluble fiber. Peel is also high in essential oils, phytochemicals, immune-supporting vitamin C, and other antioxidants. The peel may support cellular, oral, heart, digestive, and metabolic health. It may also support a healthy inflammatory response.(1)

Dried lemon peel is an excellent choice for adding lemony flavor to seasonings, beer, spirits, tea, sparkling water, baked goods, dressings, and sauces. In addition, citrus peel does not contain citric acid and therefore doesn’t curdle dairy, where juice and pulp do. Use dehydrated lemon peel in dairy-based products like cheesecake.

Ask your sales rep about the availability of organic dried lemon peel.

Upcycled Product

Food waste has a significant environmental impact. Not only does wasted food mean the water, soil nutrients, and other resources used in its growth were wasted, food waste also releases methane as it decomposes – a powerful greenhouse gas.

The lemon peel that BCFoods sources for dehydration was discarded from lemons used for juicing. Without companies like BCFoods, this “byproduct” would go to waste. Instead, it will be used to add nutrition and flavor to packaged food and beverages around the world.

  • Dehydrated lemon peel is prepared from the rind portion of freshly harvested lemons which have been, washed, diced, dried, and finish processed.
  • This product complies with current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, and Holding Human Food (21 CFR 117), and with the Code of Hygiene Practice for Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables (CAC/RCP-5-1971, Rev. 2-1985), General Principles of Food Hygiene (CAC/RCP1969, Rev 2-1985).
  • Product shall be free of ferrous and non-ferrous metal >1.0mm, 300 series stainless steel >1.5mm. Practically free of extraneous vegetable matter and other foreign material based on processing capabilities.
  • Product is Kosher.

Color: Yellow to yellow-green.

Hydration: Powders are instant. Allow 5-10 minutes for granules in boiling water and 1-2 hours in cold
water. Typical re-hydration ratio is about 1:5 (dry: fresh).


  • Recommended storage is in a cool dry area.
  • Shelf life under normal conditions is 24 months.

Ask your sales rep for full product specs.

Nutrition of dried lemon peel

BCFoods Disclaimer: The nutritional information above has been obtained from BCFoods lab tested samples and/or multiple public nutritional data sources. Values given are supplied as an aid only, BCFoods is not conducting individual lot testing and does not guarantee specific levels, and thus this information should not be used to determine final product labeling. Please call your BCFoods representative for questions.

BCFoods sources lemon peel for dehydration from the U.S.

All BCFoods products undergo steps to reduce or eliminate pathogenic bacteria and other harmful elements.

Ask your sales rep for available pathogen control options including:

Granulated air dried lemon peel


air dried lemon peel powder


Seasoning Blends & Rubs

Vinaigrettes, Dressings, & Marinades


Baked Goods

Cheesecake & Yogurt

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