The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and lemon fun facts. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at lemon fun facts.

Lemon Fun Facts: The lemon is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to Asia. The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses.

  • The pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking.
  • March 29th is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day.
  • The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid, which gives a sour taste.
  • Lemon trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year.
  • The origin of the lemon is unknown, though lemons are thought to have first grown in Assam (a region in northeast India), northern Burma or China. A study of the genetic origin of the lemon reported it to be hybrid between bitter orange (sour orange) and citron.
  • Lemons entered Europe near southern Italy no later than the second century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome.
  • Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy. Lemon oil aroma does not influence the human immune system, but may contribute to relaxation.
  • In 2013, world production of lemons (data combined with limes) was 15.42 million metric tons.
  • The top producers of lemons are India, Mexico, and China, with significant production by Argentina and Brazil as well.
  • Lemon trees produce fruit all year round.
  • The most common types of lemons are the Meyer, Eureka, and Lisbon lemons.

Lemon Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any lemon fun facts in the comment section. We love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts, we will give the reader credit in this article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Lemons

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