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Ingredient of the Month: Lemons

Ingredient of the Month: Lemons

10 fun facts about our favorite sour fruit!

  1. Lemons are, technically, berries!
  2. You can squeeze about 3 tbsp of juice from the average lemon.
  3. The lemon is the fruit of a small evergreen tree.
  4. Most of the lemons grown in the U.S. come from Arizona and California.
  5. The first written record of the lemon is from an Arabic treatise on farming from the 10th century.
  6. Lemon peel is used to make pectin.
  7. A mature lemon tree can produce up to 600 lbs of fruit each year.
  8. They are a great source of vitamin C, soluble fiber, minerals, and essential oils.
  9. Historically they have been a sign of prestige and wealth. Kings used to give them to each other as gifts and wealthy families grew lemon trees indoors during England's Victorian era.
  10. Some lemon trees can fruit and flower at the same time!

The Lemon - one of the 10 core ingredients in Fire Cider

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