Cedar: Properties And Health Benefits, 3Recipes To Enjoy It In Salads

With germicidal, disinfectant, digestive, and anticancer properties, cedar is a natural antihypertensive and an excellent ally in case of cystitis and kidney disorders.

Properties And Benefits Of Cedar

Particularly widespread in southern Italy, especially in Calabria, Campania, and Sicily, cedar is a real mine of nutrients that are important for the health and well-being of our bodies. Cedar is rich in vitamins and minerals and can benefit the cardiovascular system, colon, intestines, stomach, hair, and kidneys. It is also rich in flavonoids and powerful antioxidants and possesses germicidal, disinfectant, digestive, laxative, and anticancer properties, especially as regards the colon. It is also a valuable ally to counteract abdominal gas, a natural antihypertensive, and an excellent partner in case of cystitis and kidney disorders.

Curative Properties Of Cedar

And that’s not all: do you know that cedar can stimulate hair growth? All in the face of very few calories: about 11 per 100 grams. The important thing is to consume the citron when fresh in the form of juices or infusions or to taste the pulp, sweet compared to the liquid and rich in naringenin, able to carry out a protective action and hinder the attack by some viruses. The essential oil obtained from the peel is also excellent.

How To Use The Cedar

To savor cedar and fill up on all its nutritional properties, you can, for example, prepare a drink by pouring a few wedges into a pitcher of water or mix the juice of the citron with that of two oranges.

Salad Recipes With Cedar

We have already seen how to taste cedar in the form of candied fruit and how to use it for the preparation of a liqueur, a tasty syrup for pancakes, a cream, and a delicious jam but today we explain how to use the pulp for the preparation of many delicious salads.

Salad Recipe With Cedar And Tangerine

Light and tasty, salads with cedar are a simple and quick dish to prepare: let’s start with the salad recipe with cedar and mandarins.


  • Half cedar
  • 2 tangerines
  • A pinch of sugar
  • A few fresh mint leaves


After peeling the cedar by removing the yellow outer part, reduce the pulp into cubes or slices. Similarly, peel the tangerines and then cut them into pieces or cubes. Put everything on the plate, sprinkle the citrus fruits with a bit of sugar to sweeten the cedar, add the mint leaves and then let it rest in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Salad Recipe With Cedar And Tuna

Alternatively, prepare a tasty salad with tuna :


  • A can of natural tuna
  • Half cedar
  • 2 spring onions
  • Salt and pepper (just enough)


Peel the cedar and then cut it into skinny slices. Wash and then cut the spring onions into pieces. Arrange the cedar slices on the bottom of the plate, and then add the spring onions and tuna. Season with a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and, according to your taste, add any aromatic herbs, olives, and capers.

Salad Recipe With Cedar And Fennel

Finally, let’s see how to prepare a delicious salad with cedars and fennel :


  • A cedar
  • A fennel
  • A red onion
  • Green olives


Cut the cedar and fennel into cubes or strips, slice the onion and then season everything with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. According to your taste, add some olives.

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