A member of the citrus family, lemon was first used in India and quickly spread to Persia, Babylonia and eventually Europe. Dried lemon peel can be used to add brightness and acidity to a dish. Use lemon peel in salads, soups or marinades.
To create a zesty marinade for meat or mushrooms, combine lemon peel with oil, red chili flake and salt.
Lemon might be antiviral and antibacterial.