What could be more sunny than a slice of fresh lemon?

These tangy-tart fruits are cultivated in tropical and temperate climates around the world, lending zest to a myriad of global dishes.

In addition to providing vitamin C, these low glycemic fruits also contain cholesterol-lowering terpenes, plus liminoids and limonene and may help to alkalize the body.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,225

Selecting and Storing Lemon

Choose lemons with smooth, brightly colored yellow skin. Lemons should be firm, plump and heavy for their size. Refrigerate lemons in a plastic bag for 2 to 3 weeks.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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