We may be a little biased, but in terms of versatility and usefulness, lemons are hard to beat. Of all the fruit we know, lemons are the most requested year-round. Fortunately, lemons are generally available throughout the year but become scarce in late summer. You may find the price will rise around this time and notice imported fruit appearing in supermarkets.
Lemons gastronomic uses are endless – here’s why:
-Used in both sweet and savoury dishes as a star or key backup ingredient
-The whole fruit is edible –prized for fragrant zest and flavoursome juice
-Colour preserver in other fruits and vegetables
-Acidity for drinks – gin and tonic, lemonade, and hot honey and lemon for the winter months
-Major baking ingredient
-Companion of seafood as a squeeze or sauce base
-Preserved lemons are particularly popular in North African cooking, adding a wonderful depth of flavour …
Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds.
These nutrients are responsible for several health benefits.
In fact, lemons may support heart health, weight control, and digestive health.
Here are 6 evidence-based health benefits of lemons.
Support Heart Health
Lemons are a good source of vitamin C.
One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI).
Research shows that eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.
However, it’s not only the vitamin C that is thought to be good for your heart. The fiber and plant compounds in lemons could also significantly lower some risk factors for heart disease.
For instance, one study revealed that eating 24 grams of citrus fiber extract daily for a month reduced total blood cholesterol levels.
Plant compounds found in lemons — …
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The main ingredient in the sweet and sour drink isn’t just for flavor; it contains some very real health benefits. Here’s what the little yellow citrus can provide for you.
Vitamin C kick
Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which has a wide array of benefits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and has been known to help your skin, immune system, reduce the risk of complications from a cold or flu, and reduce inflammation in the body.
Switching out your morning OJ with a glass of lemon water will ensure you get the same vitamin boost with far less sugar or calories.
Pamper your skin and hair
Many homemade remedies for oily skin, blackheads, dandruff and hair lightening include the use of lemons. Along with high amounts of vitamin C, the zesty fruit also contains folic acid, vitamin B and …
I was first introduced to the concept of lemon water when I started doing yoga. An avid drinker (of water!), it was refreshing to learn a new spin on an old favorite. When I started having a glass of lemon water every morning, it was after learning only two of the benefits of lemon water. Little did I know just how many there are.
There are many benefits of drinking lemon water, let’s dive in to find out more about this valuable fruit!
Lemons are packed like a clown car with nutrients, including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. They even contain more potassium than apples or grapes!
Let’s take a look at the nutritional value of lemons:
Because of how hard lemon juice can be on the enamel of your teeth, it’s important to dilute it with water of any temperature (though lukewarm is …