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A lemon is a fruit of the citrus variety. Grown extensively around the world the fruit is produced for both its juice and rind. Lemons are more sour in taste with a smaller amount of sugar compared to other citrus fruits like an orange. The juice in a lemon is approximately 5%-6% citric acid. The lemon has existed for over 2000 years but its origins are unknown. Its also unknown if it is a human created hybrid or naturally occurring.

The juice of the lemon is popular as an addition to drinks, baking, and many fish dishes. The rind of a lemon is often added to puddings and baked goods to add to the taste.

Another popular use of lemons is in marmalades. Both the juice and rind go into the marmalade to make a distinctively sweet and sour tasting preservative.

Another use of lemon juice is in finger bowls for removing grease from the hands while eating with them. The lemon juice is a good degreaser and because of the high acidity it is also antibacterial. Many cleaning products contain the juice of lemons.

The largest producer of lemons is India followed by Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. Currently around 14 million tonnes are produced each year.

Nutritional Information 100g of an average Lemon:-
Calories29 kcal
Carbohydrates9.4g
Protein1.1g
Fat0.3g
Fibre2.8g


Lemon in other languages:-

Cebuano:limon
Chinese:níngméng
柠檬
French:m citron
German:f zitrone
Greek:n λεμόνι
Indonesian:lemon
Italian:m limone
Japanese:remon
レモン
Nederlands:c citroen
Norwegian:m sitron
Polish:f cytryna
Portuguese:m limão, m limãogalego
Spanish:m limón
Tagalog:limon, kalamansi
Turkish:limon

Author: Jonathan Sayles,