The lemon, a member of the citrus family, originated in ancient Asia, made its way throughout the rest of the world. Lemons vary in size and have a thick or thin peels, depending on the variety. The acidic juice is extremely tart and flavourful.
Keep at room temperature up to 6 weeks.
Prep and cook:
One medium lemon yield 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons of grated zest.
To extract the most juice, either roll the uncut lemon between your palm and the countertop several times. Use lemon juice in beverages, marinades, salad dressings, sauces, fish and chicken dishes, baked goods, and desserts and as an accent for seafood, vegetables and white meats.
Goes with items and flavours such as:
Basil, chocolate, gin, mint, oregano, poppy seeds, tarragon, thyme.
Foods: Artichokes, blueberries, chicken, green beans, melon, peaches, raspberries, seafood, spinach.
Low in calories and fat
No cholesterol or sodium
Excellent source of vitamin C
Contain flavonoids, which may help lover cholesterol and protect against inflammation.