Lemon & Lime Facts
- Lemons are native to Asia.
- Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.
- Lemons and Limes are rich in vitamin C.
- Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year.
- Lemon tree leaves can be used to make tea.
- The high acidity of lemons make them good cleaning aids.
- California and Arizona produces most of the United States’ lemon crop.
- The most common types of lemons are the Meyer, Eureka, and Lisbon lemons.
- Even though the precise origin of limes is uncertain, wild limes are believed to have first grown in Indonesia or Southeast Asia, and then were transported to the Mediterranean region and north Africa around 1000 CE.
- There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime, Persian lime, kaffir lime, and desert lime.
- To prevent scurvy during the 19th century, British sailors were issued a daily allowance of citrus, such as lemon, and later switched to lime.
- Essential oils extracts from lime have application in the cosmetic industry for the production of fragrances. Citrus rich aroma, typical for lime, is popular and often used in the manufacture of cleansing products and in aromatherapy.
Source: Tonsoffacts.com, thatsitfruit.com
Lemon & Lime Recipes
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Tips and Tricks
- Lemons will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to six weeks and at room temperature for two weeks.
- The juice from a lemon keeps bananas, apples, avocados and other fresh fruit from turning dark for hours!
- Need buttermilk and don’t have any? If you have a lemon, you can make your own! Add one tablespoon of lemon juice with enough milk to make one cup. Let stand for 5 minutes. You’ve got buttermilk!
- Whole lemons in bowls look and smell wonderful! Put them in your kitchen, your dining room or even in the bathroom! I guess they don’t make lemon scented cleaning products for nothing!
- Cut down on the amount of salt used on your food by adding lime instead to enhance the flavor of the food.
- Do not use aluminum pans when cooking with limes because the acid in the limes reacts with the aluminum and affect the flavor and color of the food.