The exact origin of the lemon is unknown, although it is thought to have grown primarily in Assam (a region in northeastern India), northern Burma, or China. The lemon itself, its juice and peel are used in many different dishes and drinks. Lemon juice is used in the production of lemonade, soft drinks and cocktails, it gives a great taste to pastries, sauces and marinades. Grated lemon peel is used to give a great taste to sweet pastries, puddings, rice. Marmalades and lemon liqueurs are made from lemon. In Morocco, lemons are canned in jars or barrels with salt. Canned lemons can also be found in Sicilian, Italian, Greek and French dishes. Interestingly, lemon leaves are used to make tea and cooked meat, as well as seafood. Well, and lemon oil can be used in aromatherapy. This fragrance does not affect the human immune system, but can contribute to relaxation. Lemons not only give our dishes a distinctive taste, they are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for our health, even early researchers knew it. They necessarily took lemons with them on their long journeys.
• If a person does not take enough vitamin C, they may develop scurvy (a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C).
• Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. People who are deficient in iron can develop anemia.
• Lemons are the easiest way to meet your daily dose of vitamin C. In 100gr of lemons we can find about 64% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
• Lemons are not only a source of vitamin C, but also enriched with vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, zinc, flavonoids, antioxidants and phosphorus.
• Lemons help control blood pressure because they are high in potassium.
• Lemon juice helps remove toxins from the body.
• Lemons are alkaline in nature and reduce acidity, pain and inflammation.
• Lemons help strengthen immunity.
• Lemon juice applied to the skin and hair, along with other substances, can treat skin disorders, acne, blemishes and dandruff.
Even the smallest changes in your daily routine can have a big impact on your health. Start the day, for example, with lemon water. And in the summer, freeze lemon juice in ice cubes and add to your favorite drinks.
The price per kilogram is 4.70€
After eating 100 grams, you will provide yourself:
calories: 31 kcal
carbohydrates: 9.2 g
protein: 0.7 g
fiber: 3.6 g
sugar, natural: 2 g
fat, of which: polyunsaturated 0.1 g
<br> Vitamins:<br> A: 7 μg 1% recommended daily allowance (DN) <br>
Vitamin A: 2 μg
Vitamin C: 48.7 mg
Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B1: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B9: 11 μg
Zinc: 0.2 mg
Calcium: 26 mg
Magnesium: 23 mg
Potassium: 179 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Phosphorus: 23 mg
Selenium: 1 μg
Iodine: 1.5 μg