Here are some interesting facts about lemons:
- The Arabs introduced this small citrus fruit to the Europeans, who then brought them to Spain in the 11th century.
- The lemon was first created as a cross between a lime and a citron – and tall three grow on evergreen shrubs
- Along with other fruits and vegetables, Christopher Columbus brought lemons with him on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.
- Lemons have been growing in Florida since the 16th century.
FUN LEMON FACT: Lemons protected miners against scurvy during the California Gold Rush and cost as much as one dollar each in 1849. That was A LOT of money back then!
So, why should you eat whole fresh lemons?
Besides large amounts of vitamin C, lemons also contain riboflavin, thiamin, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, calcium and folate.