Lemons are fruits believed to have originated at the base of the Himalayan Mountains and formed as result of a natural cross between the lime and the citron. Lemons thrive in warm and tropical climates.

The lemon tree bears fragrant white flowers, with thorns on the branches of some varieties and bright yellow lemon fruits with a thick skin and a bitter taste.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Significantly abundant in vitamin C (ascorbic acid), making the lemon extremely effective against infections. (1)

 

  • Lemons are high in antioxidants which combine to reduce blood pressure and get rid of free radicals which damage blood vessels and can contribute to cholesterol build up in artery walls, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease. (2)

 

  • Lemons provide B-Vitamins which help with the metabolic breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body. (3)

 

  • Very low in sugar and contains antidiabetic properties which helps to prevent the risk of developing type two diabetes. (4)

 

  • A source of potassium and magnesium which helps to maintain the body’s blood flow. (5)

 

 

Lemons Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, juice, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 25
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 2%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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