Some things you might not know about lemons:
- Lemons are members of the Rutaceae family (Rutceae).
- Lemons have been used as contraceptive in historical times and lemon juice has been shown to kill HIV.
- Lemons are native to south east Asia, Persia and the Himalayas.
Scientific Name: Citrus limon
Etymology: The name Citrus comes from the Greek word kedrus which refers to heavily scented wood.
Uses: Lemons are high in vitamin C, pectin, and essential oils.