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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health


Choose lemons with firm, thin, smooth skin, heavy for size. 

Varieties to Explore
What is a Meyer Lemon? 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Low in calories, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Lemons are fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Lemons are sodium free.
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Lemons are Sodium free.
  • Lemons, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of
Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Lemons contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Lemons are high in vitamin C.

Structure/Function Claims 

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells against free radical damage. 

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain healthy skin, bones and teeth. 

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain the immune system. 

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron from plant sources. 

Reference: 2016 Citrus Literature Review 


Refrigerate lemons for up to 2 weeks.


Check out our lemon recipes 


Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
Asian / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mexican / Mediterranean 


Social Media Posts 

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