25 interesting facts about lemons

Most people don’t eat lemons fresh, but ingredients derived from the fruit are much more common than they seem. Citric acid, for example, is a very common food additive. Not only are lemons used to make edible foods, but they are also used in other industries. Here they are – 25 interesting facts about lemons.

Interesting facts about lemons

  1. In the last century, lemon juice was used to make fabric dyes. For this purpose, it was evaporated to obtain a liquid that was almost black in color and very thick.
  2. In Europe, lemons brought there from India after the eastern campaigns of Alexander the Great, were at first called Indian apples.
  3. If you squeeze a little lemon juice into an over-salted soup, you will no longer feel the saltiness.
  4. In Spain, lemons are one of the symbols of unrequited love.
  5. Lemons are a powerful remedy for scurvy, a disease that centuries ago killed sailors. The first person to discover the fruit’s health properties was the English explorer and discoverer, James Cook.
  6. In many countries, lemon trees are grown for ornamental purposes.
  7. Lemon juice can cleanse hands and lips of blueberry juice, so in good restaurants, blueberries are always served with lemons.
  8. Lemon essential oil is very expensive because it takes about 3,000 of these fruits to produce 1 kg of it.
  9. In terms of sugar content, lemons are only half as good as strawberries.
  10. These fruits can quickly strengthen weak nails. For this purpose, the tips of the fingers are dipped in halves of fresh lemons, taking such “lemon baths” for a week every day.
  11. Lemon juice kills bacteria, so from ancient times people have added its juice to water to reduce the risk of poisoning something.
  12. Fresh lemons are high in vitamins A, B, P, and C.
  13. Water with lemon juice helps remove toxins from the body.
  14. Fresh lemons can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a month or even more.
  15. Medieval doctors believed that lemons could fight the plague. Lemon juice was also said to have other health benefits, such as being an antidote to snake bites (see 15 interesting facts about snakes).
  16. On average, one lemon contains the daily allowance of vitamin C for the average adult.
  17. By mixing lemon juice with salt, you can easily remove rust from metal objects.
  18. If you heat a hard and unripe lemon in the microwave for about 15 seconds, it will become soft and juicy.
  19. Lemonade gets its name from the fact that it began to be made from this particular fruit.
  20. If the lemon is ripe, sugar will account for up to 3-3.5% of its weight (see 25 interesting facts about sugar).
  21. Lemon peel is characterized by high density. On average, it accounts for 35-40% of the total weight of the fruit.
  22. India and Mexico grow the most lemons in the world. These two countries together produce about a third of the world’s lemon crop.
  23. Lemon trees can grow up to 5-7 meters and live up to 30-40 years.
  24. On average, one lemon tree produces about 300 fruits per season. Although there are some record-breaking trees that have yielded between 2,000 and 2,500 lemons.
  25. The total annual harvest of lemons around the world reaches 24 million tons.
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How to choose a good lemon?

On supermarket shelves, you often see lemons that look different. If you taste them, you will find that they also taste differently. Some are small, with a thin crust and juicy, dense flesh, a little heavy for their size. Others are large, thick-skinned, with flesh that is loose and less juicy, and have little weight. It is often recommended that thin-skinned fruits should be chosen because they are better.