Lemon is a citrus fruit of the same family as oranges, tangerines and grapefruits. They consist of a hard crust, filled with volatile, and an inner pulp composed of segments filled with juice. Ripe lemons turn yellow, with about 5-7 cm in diameter and weigh about 50-70 g on average.
Of all the citrus family, this is one of the least caloric members, about 30 kcal per 100g. Of course, zero saturated fats and cholesterol. In addition, they are an excellent source of fibre, which gives a sense of satiety and helps the digestive system to function properly.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin c, a powerful antioxidant that prevents cellular aging and reduces the risk of heart disease. They also provide significant amounts of citric acid, which helps dissolve kidney stones. Furthermore, these two compounds together enhance absorption of iron, thus preventing anaemia.
As well as a flavouring element added to drinks, it is also often used in pastries, cakes … Either sliced or grated form. It is common to find it sliced or wedges as garnish in many dishes. It is also suitable for making juice or tea.