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.
Aromatherapy and the low pH of juice make it antibacterial.
The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world.
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