Calories in a lemon
If you can eat a half cup of lemons, weighing 106 grams, you will only have 30 calories and 90% of your vitamin C daily value according to the US CDC FruitsandVeggiesMatter.
You would also have 10 grams of carbohydrates and only 3 grams of those will be sugars.
You would get 3 grams of dietary fiber and a gram of protein, with small amounts of other vitamins and minerals.
But since they are so tart, it is more likely that you will only use small amounts of the juice or zest for flavoring.
Your lemon should be bright yellow and firm.
Beware of soft spots as they will be the first areas to mold.
A fresh one can be refrigerated for several weeks. They do not store well after cutting.
However, you can freeze the juice and the grated rind or zest for several months.
"When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade"
Most lemons are used for their delightfully refreshing scent and flavor.
Lemonade made from the juice added to cold water with a little sweetener is a great summer drink all over the world.
The juice is also added to tea, used in cooking and serving fish, poultry, meats, and vegetables; baking pies, puddings, custards, cakes, ice cream, and cookies; and as salad dressing.
And that doesn't even include all the household and minor remedy uses.
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