Thursday, May 01, 2008

7 Facts About Lemons

1. Lemon juice helps to cleanse our bodies of impurities, with its vitamin C content helping to prevent diseases and even helped prevent scurvy of navigators in the past.

2. According to, lemons can be stored at room temperature for about 2 weeks, and they will keep for up to about 6 weeks the refrigerator in a plastic bag.

3. According to, lemons are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of folate, potassium and vitamin C.

4. Often cited as a good stain remover, lemon juice can be used to remove rust stains from clothing. More on the uses of lemons and other tips can be found here.

5. A medium lemon, which is about 60g, contains 15 calories, 5g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fibre, and 4g sugars.

6. During the Renaissance in Europe, it was said that lemon juice was used by fashionable ladies to redden their lips.

7. Lemons were thought to have originated from China and India, and have been in existence for at least 4 000 years. Between 400-600 BC, they were taken to the Middle East where food historians say that they have been cultivated (from as early as the 1st century AD).

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