It’s Lemon Time. Let’s check out about this awesome acidic fruit. It’s Juicy, acidic, yet savory, lemon is one of the most commonly used citrus fruits worldwide. Lemons are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming foods. This marks them great for matching a highly acidic condition in the body.
Lemons are a favored all over the world and a necessary food in kitchens everywhere
Citrus fruits, as such, have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It is scientifically recognized fact that citrus fruits, especially lemons and oranges, by virtue of their richness in vitamins and minerals, have many proven health benefits. Moreover, it is now beginning to be valued that the other organically active, non-nutrient compounds found in citrus fruits such as phytochemical antioxidants, and soluble as well as an insoluble dietary fiber is helpful in reduction in the risk for cancers, many chronic diseases like arthritis, and from obesity and coronary heart diseases.
How to pick a good lemon:
• Weightier lemons will have the most mineral content and sugar, thus thick-skinned lemons will be lighter than thin-skinned lemons and will have less sweetness and fewer minerals.
• The ones with the most juice will have finely-grained texture peels.
• Lemons should be fully yellow, the ones with green tinges have not fully ripened and will be very acidic.
• Over-ripe lemons will have a wrinkling look, soft or hard patches and will not be a vibrant yellow.
• Lemons stay fresh kept at room temperature (not in sunlight) for about seven to 10 days, or store them in the refrigerator crisper for about four to five weeks.
• Pure lemon juice contains acid which is harmful to tooth enamel. Always dilute with water before drinking it.
• Lemons that are not washed properly, like the ones you get in restaurants, may include possibly pathogenic bacteria which means are bacteria that can cause infection.
There’s actually a life quote about lemon:
“When life gives you lemons, make grape juice and let the world wonder how you did it.” –Tori Truax
Lemons are bursting with flavor, but gratefully not calories. The juice of an entire lemon has only 12 calories but an enormous vitamin C. But it's more than just a diet-friendly flavor-booster. In these post-scurvy days (yup, citrus fruits were the cure for scurvy back in the old days), lemons' vitamin C is still essential: It plays a role in building collagen in the body — that is, one of the key materials in blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Plus that vitamin C could reduce chances of catching a cold (though the jury's still out on just how much impact C has on immunity).
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