Silly Food Fact
Did you know that lemons turn from green to yellow because of temperature changes, not ripeness? Also, lemon trees bloom all year and can produce 500-600 pounds of lemons a year!
Why Our Bodies Love It
One whole lemon (including the rind) contains a full day’s supply of vitamin C. It has strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and has been known to help treat throat infections and other ailments.
Care and Picking
Pick a lemon that feels heavy in your hand and when you give it a gentle squeeze, it gives a little. Hard lemons don’t have much juice. Also, be sure to check the color and skip picking lemons that have brown spots.
Tips and Warnings
In addition to being a great food for our body, lemons can be used around the house as a degreaser, all purpose cleaner and antibiotic. To make your own cleaner, add equal parts of lemon and water to a spray bottle and start cleaning! If you prefer to use homemade vinegar-based cleansers, add a little lemon to help eliminate that vinegar smell.