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
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
- 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.
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
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