Facts about Lemon

22 facts about Lemon

Citrus limon

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.
Lemon (Citrus limon) is a member of Rutaceae family.
Although it probably originates in China, it is not present neither wild nor cultivated there today.
Lemon was probably formed from the intersection of key lime and citron.
Lemon is the most resistant to low temperatures among all citrus species.
It 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.
Lemon tree can reach a height of 5 or even 10 m.
Most varieties have spiky branches.
Lemon leaves are light green and approximately 15 cm long.
White lemon flowers that bloom continuously, give off a strong fragrance.
Lemons are used extensively. They are present in the daily diet, in the culinary arts, cosmetics and medicine.
Lemons contain a lot of vitamin C, about 53 mg / 100 g.
Thanks to it, they support our immunity and soothe the course of illness.