Bread or a cake?
Keto lemon bread smells better than any lemon cake! It’s one of those typical Mediterranean cakes that simply wants to look like bread. Since I keep receiving requests for more Keto bread recipes, I decided to share this awesome jewel of Mediterranean cuisine with you. Somehow, I feel, this Keto lemon bread will win your hearts, instantly. Since lemon is one of those rare fruits we can utilise on Keto diet, I thought, why not give it some more attention? It’s healthy, tasty, refreshing and tart. Perfect for these hot summer days. Keto lemon connection can go much deeper than just lemonade! Therefore, this Keto lemon bread deserves all your attention. You can enjoy it for breakfast or have a slice after your keto meal!
Magna Graecia inspiration
There are over sixty varieties of lemon including sweet lemon and lime. A legend says that the best lemons come from the Italian island of Sicily. This is why I’ll give a small tribute to the land which was beloved by the Ancient Greeks. Since the 8th century BC, the Greeks began to inhabit certain regions along the coast of southern Italy near the rivers and springs of today’s Calabria, Campania, Basilica, Apulia and the southeastern Sicilian islands. Even today, this area is called Magna Graecia. The ancients founded many cities there. I guess, besides beautiful landscapes, ancient temples and art, Sicily is similar to Greece by the numerous lemon trees growing all over the island.
Keto and lemon – just how much sugar does it have?
It all depends on the time of harvest. The main ingredient of lemon juice is citric acid whose share in average lemon is about 7.5%. Lemon picked in April contains only about two-thirds of citric acid versus lemon picked in November. From April and onwards, the acid composition falls, while in July it remains in very small quantity. This occurrence is due to the conversion of citric acid into sugar and CO2. Conversion processes take place in fruit cells. In contemporary production, by introducing or removing oxygen from the fruit, the cellular processes can be regulated and thus produce the fruit of the desired acid composition.
Lemon juice also contains significant amounts of salt. The percentage of potassium in lemon juice is higher than that of apple juice or grape juice. This rich and unusual stock of minerals makes it an important source of nutrients. On average, one tablespoon of lemon juice contains 0,4g of sugar, so we are pretty much safe. At the same time, this amount will give us 15.7 mg of potassium!
Keto lemon bread idea
Maybe you have noticed how different things inspire me for various recipe creations. I thought that this Keto lemon bread could be a perfect gift for all of you who want to try something familiar, yet unusual. Of course, I’ll take care of the macros, you’ll just have to relax, follow the steps and enjoy your keto baking virtuosity. Maestro, some Italian music please, let’s begin!