We usually choose the ingredients of our meals without thinking deeply about its properties. That is why today, GreenVita will explain you some interesting things about one of the most consumed products in the world: lemon. Its cleansing and flavoring capabilities, nutritional properties and therapeutic applications go further its usual applications in juices, liqueurs, home-made desserts and pastries.
Lemon is a hybrid of the Citrus medicine species, comes from Southeast Asia and was reintroduced into our country around the 13th century by the Arabs after their disappearance of European plantations in the 3rd century.
All parts in lemon can be used, both pulp and skin and, of course, its juice. In addition, it is a fruit of a tree that produces throughout the year, with which we have lemons for a while! With it we can marinate raw fish or use it when cooking in the oven or grill. It is excellent raw as an accompaniment once we have extracted its juice and have watered with it the foods that we want to intensify. Meanwhile cooking rice, meat, seafood, pasta… the lemon is a perfect seasoning.
It is an incredible ingredient with extraordinary nutritional properties due to the large amount of vitamin C it presents, a vitamin that acts as a great natural defence against colds and allergies. On the other hand, the lemon is a powerful healing of wounds, so it is advisable to have it at your fingertips. In infusions, a piece of lemon or a little of its juice with honey makes it a powerful natural antibiotic. It is also a potent digestive because of its Ph, less acidic than that of our body, therefore it performs alkalizing functions, avoiding bad digestion and stomach discomfort. In addition, it is highly recommended to extract, naturally, stones from the liver, kidney and gallbladder.
Its shape, smell, taste, touch and presence are attractive and decorative, and give colour to the table, to your breakfasts and at any time of day. We encourage you to put lemon in your diet, in Greenvita you will find it on more than one plate! Your health will be grateful.