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24 Tangy Facts About Lemon

Lemons are one of the most common citrus fruits on the globe. Lemons are high in vitamin C and fiber, as well as a variety of plant compounds, minerals, and essential oils. These yellow fruits can have a number of health benefits.
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  1. The origin of lemon is unknown, though lemons are thought to have first grown in the Assam region of India, northern Burma, or China.
  2. A genomic study suggests that the lemon suggests that it was a hybrid between sour orange and citron.
  3. The word lemon is most probably from the middle east.
  4. The word lemon is drawn from the old French “Limon,” Arabic “laymūn or līmūn,” Italian “Limone,” Persian “līmūn,” Sanskrit (nimbū, “lime).
  5. Lemons and limes typically contain approximately one gram of sugar per piece of fruit (lemons contain nearly one and a half grams).
  6. They contain more sugar than strawberries.
  7. Besides so much sugar, it contains 3-6 percent citric acid, which dominates its sweetness and thus tastes sour.
  8. Heavier lemons produce more and tastier juice.
  9. Lemon juice is 10000-100000 times more acidic than water.
  10. In the natural state, lemon is acidic and has a pH of about 2, but once the lemon juice is metabolized, it becomes alkaline with a pH value of above 7. So when it is digested, its effect is proven to be alkalizing with many health benefits.
  11. Basically, there are two main types of lemons, acidic lemons, and sweet lemons. The sweet lemons are sweet, as the name suggests, and are not acidic in nature.
  12. The lemons are known by many names like sweet lime, sweet limetta, and Mediterranean sweet lemon.
  13. Mexico is the biggest producer of lemons in the world, with production amounting to about 2.2 million metric tonnes. The second-biggest producer in India.
  14. In terms of value, the biggest markets for lemons is Spain ($783 million), Mexico ($678 million), and turkey($341 million). These three countries have a combined share of 54% of the total global exports.
  15. The biggest lemon ever recorded grew in the year 2003 and was grown by a farmer Aharon Shemoel on his farm in Kefar Zeitim, Israel. The lemon that broke the record grew next to a big lemon and weighted 5.265 kg, which is heavier than an average human head.
  16. The top 5 biggest consumers of lemons are India, Mexico, China, Argentina, and Spain.
  17. A lemon plant grown from seed will take about five years to start fruiting.
  18. The average lifespan of a lemon tree is 50 years.
  19. You can have approximately 136 lemon trees in one acre of land.
  20. The average orchard yield from one tree is about 1500 lemons per year.
  21. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, and a single average-sized lemon gives about 83mg of vitamin c, which is 92% of the Daily Value (DV) needs.
  22. Lemon juice has numerous health benefits like it promotes hydration, supports weight loss, improves skin, aids digestion, freshens breath, and it also prevents kidney stones.
  23. Lemon juice has anti-bacterial properties and can kill bacterias of cholera, diphtheria, malaria, and typhoid.
  24. Lemons are the only food in the world that is negatively charged(anionic).

Nutrition Facts of Lemon

Here are the nutritional profile in 1/2 cup (100 grams) of raw, peeled lemon.

  • Calories: 29
  • Water: 89%
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbs: 9.3g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Fat: 0.3g


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