Facts about Lemon
The origin of lemons is not entirely known, but it is believed that the first crops appeared in China around 500 B.C.E. They came to Europe in the Middle Ages. Health and taste properties of theese fruits were discovered quite quickly, which translated into the huge popularity of lemons. Today it is difficult to imagine a daily diet lacking these fruits.
1Lemon (Citrus limon) is a member of Rutaceae family.
2Although it probably originates in China, it is not present neither wild nor cultivated there today.
3Lemon was probably formed from the intersection of key lime and citron.
4Lemon is the most resistant to low temperatures among all citrus species.
5It can be grown at home.
Seeds can be obtained from fruit that we buy in the store. A plant grown from seeds does not retain the characteristics of a mother specimen but is an original exotic potted plant.
6Lemon tree can reach a height of 5 or even 10 m.
Most varieties have spiky branches.
7Lemon leaves are light green and approximately 15 cm long.
8White lemon flowers that bloom continuously, give off a strong fragrance.
9Lemons are used extensively. They are present in the daily diet, in the culinary arts, cosmetics and medicine.
10Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C, about 53 mg / 100 g.
Thanks to it, they support our immunity and soothe the course of illness.