All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C as well as other micro-nutrients, certain phyto-chemicals and fiber. Citrus fruits also protect against infection and cancer. They are an essential element in any healthy diet.
Lemons contain vitamin C, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Although too acidic to eat raw the use of lemons in cooking is highly recommended.
In addition, lemon juice, diluted half and half with hot water, is highly anti-bacterial and makes a highly effective gargle or mouth wash for mouth ulcers and sore throats. Pure lemon juice may also be applied directly to spots or cold sores.
Calories in Lemons:
20 calories per average lemon