Lemon nutrition facts
This wonderful fruit that is famous for its healing properties could not be missing from the herb list with all the nutrients it offers. It is not an herb, but its healing and cosmetic value makes it important among the beneficial products of nature!
We have already mentioned in the therapeutic and cosmetic properties that it offers to the body, skin and hair and of course its numerous uses. So let’s find out more details about lemon.
Lemon is an evergreen tree that is widely cultivated in Greece with many applications in the distillery, cooking and of course confectionery. The rich essential oil of lemon is extracted from the cold pressing of the lemon peel and offers spiritual rejuvenation. Lemon is thought to have originated in northeastern India, from where it later spread around the world and thrives in areas with hot or tropical climates, although it can also cope with the Mediterranean climate.
It contains a variety of nutrients, more than other fruits of the same family. For example, the vitamin C contained in 100g of juice, provides 88% of the body’s daily needs. At the same time it is an excellent source of fiber, it contains citric acid which helps significantly in better digestion and elimination of kidney stones and is a very good source of B vitamins. In addition, it is a very good source of minerals and trace elements such as iron, copper, calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese.
A favorite summer soft drink is lemonade from fresh lemons, diluted with water or carbonated water. Another use of lemon is for whitening the skin and clothes. Try adding lemon slices to a bowl of water and soak your white clothes that you want to have a brighter white color, for one to two hours.
Lime, a close relative of lemon, is also acidic and juicy with a very pleasant and intense aroma. Lime has a much thinner skin, is less sour than lemon and is much smaller in size.
Caution: Lemon has a very low pH, about 2. When you suffer from peptic ulcers you should not drink lemon juice.
Tip: you can store lemon juice from your own lemons in the freezer for later use!