Citrus limon, the lemon tree is a small perennial fruit tree.

It bears lemons, an edible acid and aromatic fruit used in cooking.

It has a high content of vitamin C and citric acid.

Lemon trees originate from Asia: Assam a region in northeast India, northern Burma and China. It was not planted in Europe until the Arabic conquest of Spain, when it got widely cultivated, thanks to the Spanish climate, to be eaten by locals and to export.

As in many fruits from tropical or subtropical origins, lemons need and exposure to temperatures of 10-13ºC, with an 85-90% of humidity to be industrially preserved in a fresh state. Under these conditions, shelf life can be extended up to 1 to 6months. The exposure to lower temperatures can cause freeze damage and make the lemons lose juiciness.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 1.0 g
Saturates 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 12.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Zinc 0.12 mg
Vitamin A 2.3 ug
Vitamin C 50.0 g
Folic acid 7.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 9.0 g
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