Lemons

cyprus lemons

Lemons

  • Grown In Cyprus, Europe
  • Small & Large Orders Welcomed
  • Door To Door Delivery Worldwide
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People around the world have used lemons for thousands of years for cooking, cleaning, and treating and preventing disease. The lemon is a cross between bitter orange and citron, thought to have first been grown in northeast India or China. Its fresh, tangy, slightly sour juice is a key ingredient in many cuisines, particularly those from around the Mediterranean Sea.

Lemons first appeared in the Mediterranean region near southern Italy around the first century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. They took a while to catch on, but by the end of the second century were distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region.

Europeans first began actively cultivating lemons around Genoa, Italy, in the middle of the 15th century. Late in the 15th century, Christopher Columbus introduced them to the New World on his voyages, and Spanish conquistadors spread lemon seeds throughout the Americas, where they were used as an ornamental plant and for medicine. 

Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C; just 100g gives you 64% of your recommended daily intake. They also contain numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols and terpenes. Like other citrus fruits, they have significant concentrations of citric acid, which has a healthful alkalizing effect on the body as well as many antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Many people have discovered the health benefits of drinking a large daily glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemon juice brightens the taste of plain water, making it more appealing so that adequate hydration is easier to achieve. The vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, in lemon juice helps prevent the effects of premature aging when ingested or applied to the skin, so drinking lemon water can also ward off colds and flu. It also decreases inflammation and eases arthritis, as lemon juice decreases uric acid in joints. The alkalizing effects of lemon water aid digestion, and lemon water is a wonderful breath freshener.

Use lemon juice, rind, and zest to make marmalade, lemon curd, and lemon liqueur. Use lemon juice in lemonade, cocktails, marinades, salad dressings (where it makes a flavorful substitute for vinegar), baked goods, desserts, and fruit salads, as well as Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus.

Lemons are also a powerful nontoxic cleaning agent! Simple recipes are readily available online for combinations of lemons with other common household ingredients that will effectively and notoxically clean cutting boards, showers, sinks, garbage disposals, laundry, grout, windows, furniture, and microwave ovens.

Company Info

Contact Person: Nikos Andrea
Mailing Address: Koniele Trading LTD,
Evagorou 6, Dromolaxia, Cyprus 7020
Call/Text: 00 357 97 884776
Company Reg. No: HE343968