Vitamins and Minerals
Found Inside Lemons
Lemons -- some consider lemons to
be the most beneficial of all citrus fruits, loaded with
bioflavonoids that play a major role in ridding the body
of toxins. Lemons can be both nutritious and
delicious when juiced with other ingredients. Here
are a few of the questions we attempt to answer about
- What vitamins in Lemons make Lemons so good
- What is the best method for juicing Lemons?
- What are some great buying tips for Lemons?
Plus, we'll do our best to provide some general information
about Lemons that you might not find so easily elsewhere
on the Internet.
Let's begin our exploration of
Minerals in Lemons
Lemons are probably best known for having high citric
acid content, which means that a little lemon juice goes a long
way. But, as mentioned above, they also are a great
source of bioflavonoids.
Vitamins in Lemons
Minerals in Lemons
- Trace amounts of selenium, zinc, manganese and
What about juicing Lemons? Read on for some important
Tips for Juicing
Juicing Lemons can add both flavor and
valuable nutrients to most any home-juiced cocktail... or
it can result in a not-so-palatable drink that is
difficult, if not impossible to swallow.
Here are a few tips for juicing Lemons that may help
turn your juicing experience into something you look forward to
and thoroughly enjoy.
As mentioned above, a little lemon juice goes a long way. It
is best mixed with other juices or with distilled or mineral
For those who want to consume lemon juice daily, try about a
half a lemon with eight ounces of water.
When juiced with apples (1/4 lemon with skin + 4 apples
served over crushed ice), the juice can be an excellent thirst
quencher as well as one of the best natural diuretics
for Buying Lemons
Here are a few tips for buying and
storing lemons which may help you get the best
results in your juicing adventures.
Rough and pebbly skin indicates low juice content, and any
green on the skin means that the fruit is more acidic than
Like other fruit, many lemons are treated with wax and
chemicals, so it is necessary to clean them with a
biodegradable produce wash before storing them in your
This article wouldn't be complete if we didn't
include a little general information about lemons, as well as a
few helpful links if you want to explore Lemons
The exact origin of the lemon is unclear,
though it is widely presumed that lemons first grew in
India, northern Burma, and China. The lemon was first
recorded in literature in a tenth century Arabic treatise
on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in
early Islamic gardens.
In 1747, James Lind's experiments on seamen
suffering from scurvy involved adding Vitamin C to their diets
through lemon juice.
In South and South East Asia, the lemon was
known for its antiseptic properties and it was used as an
antidote for various poisons.
Fish are sometimes marinated in lemon juice to
neutralize the odor. The acid neutralizes the amines in fish by
converting them into nonvolatile ammonium salts.
Lemons were the primary commercial source of
citric acid prior to the development of fermentation-based
Lemons have long been used in juices and
cooking and yet, they are also used in many non-culinary
applications, such as; deodorizers, degreasers, stain removers
and disinfectants. When mixed with baking soda, lemon can
remove stains from plastic food storage containers. The
d-limonene in lemon oil is also used to make some non-toxic
Pickled lemons are a Moroccan delicacy.
When lemon juice is sprinkled on certain foods
that tend to oxidize and turn brown after being sliced, such as
apples, bananas and avocados, the acid acts as a short-term
preservative by denaturing the enzymes that cause browning and
More Information About Lemons
Be sure to check out both our
"Juicing" and our "Smoothies"
sections for delicious recipes and more using