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Zesting Lemon

The zest of any citrus fruit consists of the outermost rind or skin only. Avoid the pith or white part beneath as it is bitter.

There are several ways to remove zest: 1. Use a microplane to remove the skin. 2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove a thin layer of peel and then slice it thinly. 3. Use the peel panel on a regular grater.