Lemons
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Lemons are yellow citrus fruits composed of a thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice. They flourish in winter, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. They’re perfect for adding a bit of flavour to desserts, drinks and marinades, or try squeezing some on a fresh salad.

Health Benefits

Known for its anti-bacterial properties, lemons are a high source of vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. 100g of lemon offers the following percentages of your Daily Value:

  • Calcium – 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 88% of DV
  • Iron – 3% of DV
  • Vitamin B-6 – 5% of DV
  • Magnesium – 2% of DV

Selecting tips

  • When selecting lemons, go for the ones that are slightly soft when lightly squeezed.
  • The lemon should be heavy, have a pleasant fragrance and bright yellow skin.
  • Thin-skinned lemons have more juice, while thicker-skinned ones can be used for their zest.

Storage tips

  • Lemons will stay fresh at room temperature for one week.
  • You can also store lemons in the refrigerator for about four weeks.

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