In New Zealand the bulk of the lemon crop is harvested between June and March. As we import lemons they are available all year round.
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
It is thought that lemons originated in the Punjab region of Pakistan and India, and from there, spread around the world. There is evidence the ancient Greeks and Romans used lemons, and that the Arabs took them to Spain and Africa in the 12th and 14th centuries. Sailors carried lemons and limes on board to prevent the disease scurvy, which is caused by a lack of vitamin C.
Serving size: 1 medium lemon - 58g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||1.2||2.1|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.6||2.8|
|Vitamin C (mg)||30.2||52|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.05||0.08|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research