A LA CARTE
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🛍 Product Information (Main) (English)：
Binomial Name：Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Product Description：It is the fruit of the rutaceae plant lemon. Sweet and sour, slightly warm in nature. Lemon juice can help digestion, increase appetite, and have the effects of quenching thirst, soothing qi, and calming the mind. Lemon is rich in organic acids and vitamin C, which can inhibit the formation of melanin and prevent skin pigmentation, avoid the formation of freckles and have a whitening effect. In addition, its rich vitamin B content promotes healthy skin tissue, especially the oral mucosa.
Native to the eastern Himalayas. It spread to India in the tenth century, Europe in the twelfth century, and America in the fifteenth century. Lemons were cultivated relatively late in China, and were cultivated in small quantities in the provinces south of the Yangtze River in the early 20th century.
Variety：There are dozens of varieties, the more famous ones are:
◼︎ The 'Eureka' grows year-round and abundantly. This is the common supermarket lemon, also known as 'Four Seasons' (Quatre Saisons) because of its ability to produce fruit and flowers together throughout the year. There is also a pink-fleshed Eureka lemon with a green and yellow variegated outer skin.
◼︎ The Lisbon lemon is very similar to the Eureka and is the other common supermarket lemon. It is smoother than the Eureka, has thinner skin, and has fewer or no seeds. It generally produces more juice than the Eureka.
◼︎ The 'Femminello St. Teresa', or 'Sorrento' originates in Italy. This fruit's zest is high in lemon oils. It is the variety traditionally used in the making of limoncello.
◼︎ The 'Yen Ben' is an Australasian cultivar.
Supply Season：Hong Kong is supplied throughout the year.
Storage Method：It can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Appropriate: suitable for patients with high blood pressure, myocardial infarction, weak spleen and stomach, kidney stones, and dry mouth.
Bogey: Since lemon tastes extremely sour, acid can generate heat, so people with fever, gastric ulcer, hyperacidity, peptic ulcer, dental caries, cholecystitis, gallstones, and whooping cough should not eat it. In addition, patients with excessive phlegm, weak qi, toothache and diabetes should not use it.
Pregnant women can eat lemon
Five Flavors in TCM: sour, sweet
Efficacy Reducing phlegm and relieving cough, promoting body fluid and invigorating stomach
Lemons are rich in nutrients such as thiamine, vitamins, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, and dietary fiber. Pregnant women often drink lemonade, which helps the fetus absorb nutrients. When you have a bad appetite in the early stages of pregnancy, or when you vomit during pregnancy, you can drink some lemonade, which can relieve it. Lemon water is rich in dietary fiber, and dietary fiber helps to promote bowel movements and increase appetite. Drinking lemonade also has a whitening effect and can prevent tan during pregnancy.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C. When you have a cold, drink 500 to 1000 ml of lemon water a day, which can relieve your runny nose, and the cold will go away quickly, especially at the beginning of the cold. It can be cured without medicine. At the beginning of a cold, you might as well drink water with lemon and honey, which can relieve sore throat and reduce discomfort such as dry throat. However, the amount of drinking must be controlled. It should not exceed 1000 ml per day, and the selected lemons should not be too sour, because drinking a lot of sour lemonade for a long time will easily affect the acid-base balance in pregnant women.
Pay attention when eating:
It is best for pregnant women to drink lemonade with honey. Honey can provide the nutrition needed by the fetus. Honey is very rich in calcium, zinc and other trace elements. It is an ideal natural green supplement. When you get up in the morning, you can drink a glass of warm water first, then drink honey lemonade, and eat breakfast after 30-60 minutes. Because at this time, the human body's functions have tended to be normal, and it has become resistant to irritating water, and the intestines and stomach of the human body can be cleaned and moisturized through the action of water.
1. Lemon juice and seafood: Lemon juice with strong acidity can kill most bacteria in seafood within 15 minutes, so it is suitable to be eaten with seafood.
2. Lemon and honey: Eating together is very effective in treating bronchitis and nasopharyngitis.
3. Lemon and sugar: When cooked together, they have the effects of promoting body fluids, quenching thirst, appetizing, and anti-abortive effects.
4. Lemon and ginger: Decoction of the two together can regulate qi and vomiting.
1. Lemon juice and carrots: The vitamin C-decomposing enzyme in carrots can easily destroy the vitamin C in lemons, thereby reducing its nutritional content.
2. Lemon and milk: Lemon contains fruit acid, which combines with the protein in milk to form a coagulated substance that is not easily digested, irritating the gastrointestinal tract and easily causing diarrhea.
Cooking Skills：The fruit is a citrus fruit, the peel is yellow and shiny, the peel is thicker than the general citrus, and it is close to the pulp. The fruit is oval in shape, with pointed and milky protrusions at both ends. Juicy, meaty and crisp, with a rich aroma, sour and slightly bitter. Because the pulp and juice taste extremely sour and slightly bitter, they are not suitable for direct consumption. They should be extracted and processed into beverages, sliced and brewed with black tea, or processed into jams.
Notes：The sour taste can easily cause nausea, and those with gastrointestinal problems should not eat more. Lemon peel can be used for medicinal purposes.
Don't drink too much. Drinking water too fast and too fast is not conducive to the absorption of the human spleen and stomach, and may also cause nausea, vomiting and other discomforts. Although lemon peel is rich in calcium, it is bitter and difficult to soak for a long time, so it should be drunk immediately after soaking. Moreover, lemons should not be stored for a long time, and it is best to use them up at one time.
High blood pressure and diabetes are prone to occur during pregnancy. If you have these symptoms, you should stop drinking honey water and lemon water.
Lemon juice is often used as a condiment or garnish when cooking Chinese dishes, such as duck with lime.
Redrojo is a Spanish variety and harvested in the evening. Its skin color is from yellow -green to fresh green, with sour taste. Round but the end is slender, and there are very few seeds, adding sour taste to your dishes.
Suggested Eating Method：
The fruit is citrus fruit. The peel is yellow and shiny. The peel is thicker than ordinary citrus, and it is close to the pulp. The fruits are oval, with a sharp and milk protrusions at both ends. The juice is crispy, has a strong aroma, sour and bitter. Because the flesh and fruit juice taste is extremely sour and bitter, it is not advisable to eat it directly. Squeeze juice processing into drinks, slices and drink with black tea, or processing fruit sauce.
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