Lemon

How boring would the world be without lemons? Prized for centuries, this fruit was traded for valuables in places all over the world. Lemons perk up humdrum dishes and their delightful tang is a welcome addition to appetizers, breads, main courses, desserts, and drinks. Use lemon juice as a substitute for vinegar and sprinkle on fruit to prevent browning or discoloration. High in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and iron, lemons have it all. So, pucker up!

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 medium lemon, 58 g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 15
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Total Carbs: 5g
    • Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 40%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 0%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Limon

Store lemons at room temperature for several days. They can also be placed in plastic in the refrigerator for up to five months. Whole lemons should never be frozen, lemon juice and sectioned lemons can be frozen. Fresh lemon juice should be used within a day because it loses its freshness.

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