Lemon Juice Facts
The name lemon is an Asian word that means ‘sour fruit’. They are top natural source of citric acid. The fruit has its origin in Asia. One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice contains only four calories. Although lemons are acidic but have alkalizing effects on the human body. They are rich in vitamin C. An average lemon tree grows 10-20 feet. They bloom and produce fruits throughout the year. Lemons and their citric acid are good for digestion so if given a choice of peach, grapes, orange and lemon then cattle will eat lemon first. Lemon is believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.
Fun Facts: –
- Lemon juice contains 5-6% citric acid in it.
- The first place to cultivate lemons in Europe was in Genoa, Italy.
- California and Arizona produce 100% of the entire lemon crop of the United States.
- The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It was named after Frank N. Meyer who discovered it.
- Christopher Columbus took the lemon seed with him in 1493 and introduced the fruit there.
- Top 5 producers of lemons are: – China, India, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
- A lemon tree can survive more than 100 years.
- The oil extracted from the lemon skin is used in the production of non-toxic insecticide.
- Lemon trees produce oblong shaped yellow fruits that have very sour taste.
- Lemon juice is also used to remove bad odours.
- It also helps to destroy intestinal worms.
- Lemon fruits contain more potassium than apples or grapes. Potassium is an essential element for good heart health.