Lemon

Not only a classic accompaniment to fish and seafood, but also a great organic detox fruit. If you use the rind, organic lemons are the best, because they are not waxed and do not contain residues. A great variety is the Meyer lemon, which is smaller, darker yellow and very aromatic.

Some interesting facts about lemons:

  • Apart from being pesticide free, organic lemons are not waxed.
  • For thousands of years people have been aware of the many health benefits of lemons.
  • One lemon tree can produce up to 270 kg of lemons per year.
  • Lemons are nature’s best insect repellent.
  • Symbol of the Mediterranean warmth and sun, the lemon has nevertheless Asian origins and comes precisely from the Far East (India and China) were it was found growing wild.
  • Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.
  • Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year.
  • Lemon trees produce fruit all year round.
  • The high acidity of lemons make them good cleaning aids.
  • Lemons are a great source of calcium, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium - minerals and antioxidants that improve the appearance and condition of our hair, skin and nails.

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Health benefits

Like most citrus fruit, they are an excellent source of Vitamins C and B6.
The pectin in lemons provides a very important type of dietary fibre.

Vitamin C…

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • increases iron absorption
  • contributes to a normal energy management
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • is good for the formation of collagen
  • is good for the normal functioning of teeth
  • contributes in the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the normal functioning of blood vessels

Vitamin B6…

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes in the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the formation of red blood cells
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