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