Interesting facts about Lemon

Interesting facts about Lemon

  • The ancient Romans called lemons “median apple” and used the rinds to scent their clothing and repel insects.
  • One of the first ways that lemons were used to medically treat conditions was for scurvy. Crews on ships were required to drink lemon juice everyday. This helped to prevent bleeding gums, loose teeth and aching joints.
  • There are five drops of lemon essential oil in one lemon.
  • Lemon essential oil has cleaning power. Just add 10 to 20 drops of authentic lemon essential oil to your natural fragrance-free dishwashing liquid for extra oomph and a delicious natural fragrance that’s actually good for you.
  • Lemon essential oil included in many skincare products, because it also cleanses the skin.
  • However, lemon fruit, lemon juice, and lemon essential oil are not the same. Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) is the aromatic part of lemon fruit and is stored in the rind. The essential oil is extracted from the rind using the cold press method of extraction.
  • Lemon trees produce fruit year round. On average, a single tree will produce between five and six hundred lemons in a year.
  • Lemons can be attached to electrodes, creating a battery.
  • The world's heaviest lemon weighed 5.265 kg (11 lb 9.7 oz) on 8 January 2003 and was grown by Aharon Shemoel (Israel) on his farm in Kefar Zeitim, Israel. The lemon's circumference was 74 cm (29 in) and 35 cm (13.7 in) high and it grew with another large lemon.