Product Highlight


February 6, 2015

Product Highlight - Lemon


It’s something you don’t peel and eat straight away, but what would we do without the lemon? It’s an essential ingredient in baking, cooking and last but not least, drinks, be it an elegant cocktail or sweet summery lemonade. Let’s take a closer look at this sweet & sour fruit shall we?

  • This citrus fruit belongs to the family of Rutaceae, in the genus, Citrus (including orange, pomelo, tangerine and grapefruit) where its scientific name is Citrus limon
  • Lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals and helps to cure problems related to indigestion and constipation
  • Like other fellow citrus fruits, they are an excellent source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) providing about 88% of the daily recommended intake
  • Drinking lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can also cure problems related to the skin. Drinking lemon juice mixed with (luke warm) water and honey brings a healthy glow to the skin
  • Lemons contain vitamin A, and other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as α, and ß-carotenes, ß-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and is also essential for good vision
  • Lemon is an excellent fruit that fights against problems related to throat infections, due to its well-known antibacterial properties

Tip: Avoid dark-green colored lemons as they are immature and will not be as juicy as the riper ones

Tip: Store them inside the refrigerator where they keep well for up to a week. Store freshly squeezed lemon juice inside the freezer compartment for later use

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