40 Interesting Lemon Facts

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Lemon is an essential food in the kitchen and it is favorite all over the world for its sour taste. But do you know what is the heaviest lemon ever grown in the world? Read on and learn a range of interesting Lemon Facts.

1. The name Lemon is derived from an Asian word for “sour fruit”.

2. Lemons are technically berries.

3. Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.
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4. Attaching electrodes to a lemon using a battery generates electricity.

5. Lemons are rich in vitamin C.

6. Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year.

Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year.
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7. Lemons were introduced to Persia and then Iraq and Egypt around 700 AD.

8. The lemon was first recorded in literature in the 10th century.

9. The Eureka lemon was first produced in California and has an oval or oblong shape.

The Eureka lemon was first produced in California and has an oval or oblong shape.
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10. Eureka lemons are available during the late winter and early spring months.

11. The first substantial cultivation of lemons began in Genoa(Europe).

12. In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, miners were willing to pay huge amounts of money for a single lemon.

In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, miners were willing to pay huge amounts of money for a single lemon.
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13. Lemon trees produce fruit all year round.

14. Arizona and California produce most of the United States’ lemon crop.

15. Lemon-tree leaves can be used to make tea.

Lemon tree leaves can be used to make tea.
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16. Women used lemon juice to redden their lips during the Renaissance.

17. Lemons were the primary commercial source of citric acid before the development of fermentation-based processes.

18. In Morocco, lemons are preserved in jars or barrels of salt.

In Morocco, lemons are preserved in jars or barrels of salt.
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19. The most common types of lemons are the Eureka, Meyer, and Lisbon lemons.

20. Lemon zest, grated rinds, is often used in baking.

21. Eureka lemons are very high in vitamin C, which protects against various diseases and contributes to a strong immune system.

Eureka lemons are very high in vitamin C, which protects against various diseases and contributes to a strong immune system.
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22. The Sorrento lemon is native to Italy.

23. In 2016, world production of lemons was 17.3 million tonnes.

24. Lemon oil is used in aromatherapy.

Lemon oil is used in aromatherapy.
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25. Menton in the French Riviera celebrates an annual Lemon Festival.

26. Christopher Columbus took lemon seeds with him to America’s in 1493.

27. The top 5 producers of lemons in the world each year are China, India, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.

The top 5 producers of lemons in the world each year are China, India, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
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28. In USA California and Arizona produce 95% of the entire lemon crop.

29. An average lemon holds three tablespoons of juice.

30. Lemons have a sour taste due to 5-6% citric acid within it.

Lemons have a sour taste due to 5-6% citric acid within it.
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31. Lemons will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks and at room temperature for 2 weeks.

32. Due to high in vitamin C, Lemons can prevent the scurvy disease which used to be common among sailors. Even today, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons to avoid scurvy.

33. Lemon is the only food in the world that is anionic.

The lemon is the only food in the world that is anionic.
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34. In 2003, the heaviest lemon ever grown was recorded in KefarZeitim, Israel.

35. Lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes.

36. The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons and also liquefies the bile.

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37. Lemon has many anti-cancer compounds which may kill cancer cells.

38. Edmund Hillary – a first man to reach on to the top of Mt. Everest said that his success on Mt. Everest was greatly due to lemons.

39. Lemon has 2 inches wide flowers that are composed of 5 white petioles.

Lemon has 2 inches wide flowers that are composed of 5 white petioles.
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40. Lemon is used in traditional Indian medicine.

40 Interesting Lemon Facts
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