Major growing area
Moneragala, Badulla, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Kandy districts.
Some speculate that the lemon came from North India and while other say, South.
Taste varies based on cultivar, from refreshing and juicy to acidic and puckering.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Lemon is used to treat skin diseases, dysentery, coughs and dandruff. It also increases palatability of food. It helps maintain oral health and treat peripheral neuritis, digestive problems, splenomegaly, rheumatic fever and arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, fever, haemorrhage, obesity, cough and cold. Studies confirm that lemons protect against neurodegenerative diseases and other brain disorders, inhibit the growth of oral bacteria (Streptococcus mutans), improve skin health, act as a natural anti-aging component, mitigate pain, decrease anxiety and lower depression.
Drinking lemon water as soon you hop out of bed jumpstarts digestion, metabolism, and promotes cleansing. A great start for your day!
Prolong the benefits of green tea by adding a dash of lemon to it. The lemon helps the tea’s powerful antioxidants and beneficial catechins stay in your body longer after digestion.
Lemon makes an awesome addition to jelly and custards, frosting for sweet breads and cupcakes, cheesecakes and tarts and alfredo pasta sauce.
Pair lemon juice with a number of fruits and spices. The juice or its rind goes great with therapeutic teas that incorporate ginger and lemon balm.
Lemon sorbets and popsicles are a refreshing treat. Add citrus juice, blended strawberries or pomegranate seeds for additional sweetness and watch your kids’ faces light up with smiles.
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
||57.0 k cal|