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.
1 medium lemon = 65 g
|Average Quantity per serving||% Daily Intake per serve||
Average Quantity per 100 g
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0%||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||0||0%||0|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||1.4||0%||2.1|
|- sugars (g)||1.4||2%||2.1|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.8||6%||2.8|
|Vitamin C (mg)||34||85% RDI*||52|
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
Source: FOODfiles 2016