Remarkable Facts About Lemons  

lemon facts

I’m sure the fruit Lemon does not need any introduction at least not to anyone in our world in this modern times, this because they’re one of the most consumed fruits of all time, they can be added to variety of alcoholic drinks to spice and give them better taste and feel, added to that, there are much more facts about lemon that you probably do not know about, cool and interesting facts that’ll make your lemon friot juicier when ever you’re having some of those.

Below are some of those facts about lemon you’d like to read to improve on your knowledge about lemon and lemon juice.

  1. The most common species are Eureka, Bearss, and Lisbon.
  2. Lemon contains an average of 8 seeds.
  3. The name is gotten from an Asian word that stands for “sour fruit.”
  4. Lemons are cultivated from the Mediterranean.
  5. Lemon juice comprises 5% of citric acid.
  6. Arizona and California produce 95% of all lemon crops.
  7. Menton in the French Riviera commemorates a year lemon festival in February and March.
  8. Lemons are believed to have been in existence since the first century A.D.
  9. Technically, lemons are berries.
  10. They yield up to 600 pounds annually and can attain a height of up to 20 feet.
  11. In 2013, the heaviest lemon, which weighs 11 pounds, 9.7 ounces, was found.
  12. An average lemon has about fifteen calories.
  13. When you sprinkle lemon juice on other fruits, it stops them from turning brown.
  14. The oil extract of lemon is used to make fingerboards of stringed instruments.
  15. Mixing lemon juice and hot water is a good anti-bacterial remedy for sore throat.
  16. Lemons help prevent scurvy.
  17. The fruit used to be a rare commodity. Kings used them as gifts in the past.
  18. 500 wired lemons are needed to conduct electricity that could power a flashlight bulb. 
  19. During the Gold Rush in California, miners didn’t mind paying a large sum for a single lemon.
  20. In the Renaissance era, lemons were used to redden the lips.
  21. Applying lemon juice on your hair for a week gives it a natural highlight.
  22. Affluent Victorians grew the trees in their homes to show prestige.
  23. In the 1900s, Lemon was a regular unisex name. 
  24. The lemon shark got its name because of its yellowish skin.
  25. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C.
  26. Three tablespoons full of juice can be gotten from an average lemon.
  27. Presently, all British Navy ships are mandated to carry enough lemons to enable all sailors to have an ounce of juice daily.

You love lemon or lemon juice, you already have the interesting lemon facts you’ve ever wanted to read about, let’s look at some of the questions people ask about lemon facts.

FAQ

  • Who discovered the lemon?

Christopher Columbus brought lemon to the Americas but lemon has always been cultivated in Genoa in Europe back in the 15th century.

  • Is lemon fruit or vegetable

Lemon is a fruit. People are usually confused if lemon is a fruit or vegetable but it’s actually considered to be a type of fruit.

  • What is a lemon made out of?

Lemon is a hybrid of bitter orange and citron. Originally, lemons were green in color.

  • How much lemon water should you drink a day?

There isn’t a fixed or recommended quantity of lemon water you should drink a day, but you can always add a little amount of lemon juice to your recommended 10 to 15 cups of water a day. It’ll go a long way to help with assisting digestion and preventing dehydration.

  • Is lemon human made?

Yes, lemon is man made.

  • How old is the lemon?

2,500 years. Scientists believe lemon have been cultivated for over 2,500 years in India and some other parts of the world.

  • How do lemon cure cancer?

Frozen Lemon has been proven to be effective in treating cancer.

  • What is inside a lemon?

The lemon juice, alongside the seeds are what you find inside lemon. Lemons contain numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols, terpenes, and tannins. Lemon juice contains slightly more citric acid than lime juice (about 47 g/l), nearly twice the citric acid of grapefruit juice, and about five times the amount of citric acid found in orange juice.

  • Is lemon water healthy?

Yes, lemon water is healthy. It is a healthy drink that can aid in digestion, prevent dehydration and also add a good amount of vitamin C to your body.

  • What two fruits make a lemon?

Bitter orange and citron. Scientists believe lemon is a hybrid of bitter orange and citron.