Lemon is a fruit that ripens in winter but is sold year-round.
Nutritional value of lemons
The tonic properties of lemons are due to the fruit's high vitamin C content (52 milligrammes per 100 grammes). Lemons also contain a wide variety of minerals and trace elements. They contain flavonoids which give them their yellow colour. Lemons are acidic and therefore bactericide.
Contrary to popular belief, the limes are not a variety of lemon. Lemon varieties include the Villafranca and the Santa Teresa.
Making lemon juice
To get a larger quantity of juice, roll the lemon under your palm before cutting or squeezing it, to extract a juice that is a perfect accompaniment for salad dressed with olive oil.
Lemons are very acidic fruit full of vitamin C. © Wikimedia Commons