LEMONS

Nina Ragle

Fruit Classification and Varieties

Lemons are in the citrus fruit classifiaction.

Varieties include lisbon, eureka and berna.

Description

Lemons are oval in shape and yellow in color. They have a texturized, outer peel and is encased in segments. They have little seeds and tend to be sour in flavor although some varieties are sweet.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Lemons are enriched with nutrients. One medium size lemon includes a fair amount of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, copper, and Vitamin B6.


COOKING METHODS: Lemons are used too add a tangy, refreshing flavor. The juice can be used or the fruit can be used. It is usually used as a substitute for vinegar or over meat to help make it tender.

RECIPES AND OTHER FACTS

Other Facts

Lemons are grown on trees that produce fruit year-around that grow 10-20 feet tall.

California and Arizona produce 95% of the entire U.S lemon crop.

Lemons are nature's top source of citric acid.