When life gives you lemons…
From adding flavor to recipes to helping your home shine, lemons are useful for so much more than just lemonade!
What Is The Weight Of A Lemon?
On average, a lemon weighs around 2 to 3 ounces (56 to 85 grams).
Meanwhile, a large lemon can weigh as much as 4 ounces (113 grams).
A wedge or slice of lemon usually comes in at around 0.2 ounces (5.7 grams).
The origin of lemons is unknown, although they are thought to have first been grown in India, Burma or China.
The word itself comes from Asia, meaning “sour fruit.”
Lemon juice is around 5% citric acid, which is what gives them a sour taste.
Some of the most common lemon varieties include Eureka, Meyer and Lisbon lemons.
Did you know that lemon trees can produce fruit all year round? What’s more, a lemon tree can produce up to 600lbs of lemons each year!
Although most commonly used in cooking or to add some zesty flavor to your favorite tipple, lemons are useful for everything from cleaning to skincare.
A single lemon provides 31mg of vitamin C, which is over half of your recommended daily intake.
~ Fun Fact ~
Lemons were once famously used by the British Navy to combat scurvy. Legend says they were originally mistaken for overripe limes, which is why their sailors became known as limeys!