The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus Limon) native to Asia, and the tree’s oval yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and no culinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking. The exact origin of the lemon has remained a mystery, though it is widely presumed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China.

Culinary use:

  • Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of culinary applications: Lemon juice is used to make lemonade, soft drinks, and marinades for both fish and meat.
  • Lemon slices and lemon rind are used a garnish for both food and drinks.
  • Lemon zest, the grated outer rind of the fruit, is used to add flavour to baked goods, puddings, rice and other dishes

Medicinal uses:
Aromatherapy and the low pH of juice make it antibacterial.

Flavour :
The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world.

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