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Lemon

Lemon

Description

The lemon the yellow acidic fruit of the lemon tree in the genus Citrus. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Lemon juice can be used as a flavor enhancer to make foods more palatable in Mild Sodium Restriction Diet, Moderate Sodium Restriction Diet or Severe Sodium Restriction Diet.

Available throughout the year, with peak supplies from April to July.

Note: The best lemons will be fine-textured and heavy for their size. Coarse, thick-skinned and light lemons are likely to have less juice. Avoid shriveled or hard-skinned, soft or spongy. High-colored soft fruit may be old or otherwise undesirable.

Caloric Content

1 2
Calories: 17 5
Protein: .64 .32 gm
Carbohydrates:5.412.89 gm
Fiber: .23 - gm
Total fats: .17 .08 gm
Saturated fats:.023.011 gm
Unsaturated fats:.058.027 gm
Cholesterol: 0 0 mg



1. Raw - 1 medium fruit, 58 grams
2. With Peel - 1 wedge, 27 grams

Vitamin Content

1 2 USRDA
Vitamin A: 17 85000 IU
Thiamine:.023.014 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.012.011 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.046.029 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - - 300 mcg
Niacin:.058.054 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:.110.063 10 mg
Folic acid: 6.2 - 400 mcg
Vitamin C:30.720.8 60 mg
Vitamin E: - - 30 IU



1. Raw - 1 medium fruit, 58 grams
2. With Peel - 1 wedge, 27 grams

Mineral Content

1 2 USRDA
Calcium: 15 161000 mg
Copper:.021.070 2 mg
Iron: .35 .19 18 mg
Magnesium: - 3 400 mg
Manganese: - - n/a mg
Phosphorus: 9 41000 mg
Potassium: 80 39 n/a mg
Selenium: - - n/a mcg
Sodium: 1 1 n/a mg
Zinc: .04 .03 15 mg



1. Raw - 1 medium fruit, 58 grams
2. With Peel - 1 wedge, 27 grams

Amino Acid Content

12
Tryptophan:-- gm
Threonine:-- gm
Isoleucine:-- gm
Leucine:-- gm
Lysine:-- gm
Methionine:-- gm
Cysteine:-- gm
Phenylalanine:-- gm
Tyrosine:-- gm
Valine:-- gm
Arginine:-- gm
Histidine:-- gm
Alanine: -- gm
Aspartic acid:-- gm
Glutamic acid:-- gm
Glycine:-- gm
Proline:-- gm
Serine:-- gm



1. Raw - 1 medium fruit, 58 grams
2. With Peel - 1 wedge, 27 grams

References

Chicago Dietetic Association and the South Suburban Dietetic Association of Cook and Will counties. Manual of Clinical Dietetics. W.B. Saunders: Philadelphia. 1981.

Produce Availability & Merchandising Guide. The Packer. 1989.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Fruits and Fruit Juices-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1982.

Woolf, H.B. ed. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. G & C Merriam: Springfield, MA. 1984.

Essential Oil

See Lemon Essence under Aromatherapy