Interesting lemon facts

February 4, 2010 | In: Food facts

Lemon trees grow to be about 10 to 20 ft tall and are sparsely covered with foliage.

High in vitamin C, lemons prevent scurvy, a disease that causes bleeding gums, loose teeth and aching joints.

It has been traditional to serve fish with a slice of lemon since the Middle Ages, when people believed that the fruit’s juice would dissolve any bones accidentally swallowed.

Adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to fresh cut fruit or a fruit salad will keep fruits like apples and pears from going brown and add that extra nutritional zip.

The Romans used lemons to keep moths from eating their clothing.

A quick rub of lemon in the armpits helps to combat the unpleasant smell.

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

About one-fourth of the worlds lemons are grown in the United States, mostly in California.

Lemon juice helps digestion, making sure that the liver rids itself of any impurities, which is essential to losing weight and keeping off excess weight.

For whiter fingernails and to get rid of fingernail stains, soak your fingernails in fresh squeezed lemon juice for about five minutes.

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