The lemon’s history as a magical healing fruit dates back to the 1700’s when sailors discovered its powers while in the high seas. Nowadays, the fruit has become part of everyday culinary adventures and typically squeezed to make that summertime favorite called lemonade.
The small but feisty lemon is presumed to have arrived in southern Italy during Ancient Roman times and thus introduced to Europe, before making its way to the Americas thanks to Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
From tasty lemonade to ‘limoncello’, the devilishly good and sweet liqueur made from lemon rind, lemons are refreshingly healthy and very versatile in the kitchen.
- Helps prevent stroke and asthma
- Increases the body’s ability to absorb iron
- Only 17 calories & 0.2 grams of fat