Escape into summer with Fresh 1® Lemons
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Do you have a case of the blahs? Reach for some lemons to bring a little summer into your life. Their tangy taste and vibrant color will remind you of sunnier days. Simply add a few wedges to your drink or include them in your cuisine. Sailors discovered sucking on lemons, and other high Vitamin C fruits, protected them from developing vitamin-deficiency diseases, like scurvy, during long sea voyages. People no longer run a high risk of developing scurvy, but lemons continue to benefit our health. They are a low calorie, low-sodium, fat and cholesterol free food. According to the FDA, diets low in fat, cholesterol and sodium may decrease the risk of some cancers, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Lemon juice is often used as a healthy substitute for butter, salt and oils to add flavor to meals.

Health Benefits
Lemons are fat- and cholesterol-free, low in calories and sodium, and high in vitamin C. They also contain phytochemicals, which are thought to reduce the incidence of cancer.

Fun Facts

  • European herbalists once recommended pearls dissolved in lemon juice as a treatment for epilepsy.
  • Lemon trees bloom continuously and set fruit throughout the year. An average tree produces about 500 to 600 pounds of lemons each year.

Selection Tips
Good lemons should be firm, heavy for their size, and have thin, smooth skins. Ripe lemons should also have a pleasant citrus fragrance.

The Fresh1 lemons come is California and Chile and are available year round.

Store lemons in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They need to be kept away from foods with strong odors.


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