Lemon


Lemon known as (citrus x limon), a small evergreen tree native to Asia. Used primarly for its juice for culinary and cleaning purposes. The juice contains 5-6% citric acid, which gives a sour taste, which becomes the key ingredients such as lemonade or lemon pie. By 2013, the world production was 15.42 million tonnes, led by India, Mexico and China, followed by Argentina and Brazil.

Characteristics

Varieties are Avalon, Bears, Buddha's hand, Bush, Citron, Eureka, Dorshapo, Finger citron and Fino Citron.

Yellow and yellowish-orange

Inside yellow colour

Has round shape and succulent texture

Has sour taste

Grown in hot and sunny climate

 

Uses:

  • Culinary
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Pulp and rind (zest) used in cooking and baking
  • Juice used as lemonade
  • Marinate fish to neutralize amines in fish
  • Tenderizing meats
  • Preservative for foods that tend to oxidize
  • Medicinal