Meyer Lemon

The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Native to China, the Meyer was introduced to the U.S. 100 years ago (1908) by Frank Meyer, an agricultural explorer and employee of the USDA. Plump, juicy, and dark yellow, they are sweeter than other lemons and have an aroma that suggests honey and thyme. Meyer lemons are prized for their lower acidic content which allows for a sweeter taste. Pastry chefs are especially fond of this lemon for its rich flavor and dramatic coloring. Cholesterol-free and a good source of vitamin C, add a new twist to your cuisine!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup of sections, 212g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 61
  • Calories from fat: 5
  • Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Total Carbs: 20g
    • Fiber: 6g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 187%
  • Calcium: 6%
  • Iron: 7%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available in limited supplies November - May

Also Known As

  • Valley Lemon

Meyer lemons have a short shelf life, but may be stored wrapped at 35 to 40 degrees.

  • Citrus meyeri

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