Find out what lemons do and how valuable this little fruit really is!

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Lemons are actually from the family line of the small evergreen tree.
They are a yellow fruit used for culinary and non culinary purposes.
Lemons are a great source of vitamin C

Lemons contain significant concentrations of citric acid
Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks.
Lemon juice is used to make lemonade, soft drinks, and cocktails.

It is used in marinades for fish and can also be used as a short-term preservative on certain foods that tend to oxidize and turn brown after being sliced.

Lemon juice and rind are used to make marmalade, lemon curd and lemon liqueur.
Lemon slices and lemon rind are used as a garnish for food and drinks.

Lemon zest, the grated outer rind of the fruit, is used to add flavor to baked goods, puddings, rice, and other dishes.
The leaves of the lemon tree are used to make a tea and for preparing cooked meats and seafoods.

The juice of the lemon may be used for cleaning.
A halved lemon dipped in salt or baking powder is used to brighten copper cookware.
The acid dissolves the tarnish and the abrasives assist the cleaning.

As a sanitary kitchen deodorizer the juice can deodorize, remove grease, bleach stains, and disinfect; when mixed with baking soda, it removes stains from plastic food storage containers.

The oil of the lemon’s peel also has various uses and  is used as a wood cleaner and polish

Lemon oil and orange oil are also used as a nontoxic insecticide treatment.
A halved lemon is used as a finger moistener.

Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy.
Lemon oil aroma does not influence the human immune system

Many plants taste or smell similar to lemons. Certain cultivars of basil, Cymbopogon (lemongrass),Lemon balm, Two varieties of scented geranium,
Lemon thyme, Lemon verbena, Limes, Certain cultivars of mint and Magnolia grandiflora tree flowers