Lemons are a small, bright yellow citrus fruit. In cooking and baking the three main part of a lemon used are the juice, pulp and zest (peal). Lemons have a tart citrus flavour which is universally recognisable.
It is a key ingredient in drinks like lemonade or in cocktails like Whisky Sours and Bloody Marys. Lemons are used in sweet recipes like lemon meringue pie, cheesecakes, sorbet and the amazing lemon drizzle cake. Savoury recipe favourites include lemon chicken, salad dressings, marinades, sauces or as an accompaniment for seafood.
Lemon juice nutritional benefits
Along with its obvious use as a flavour, lemon since long has also been used for its medicinal value. A rich source of vitamin C, lemon possess immense health benefits ranging from its antibacterial and antiviral properties to its immune-boosting abilities. One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lemon is by juicing it. Lemon juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.
Lemon juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate. For people looking to use lemon for its weight loss abilities, drinking lemon juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results. Along with the weight loss benefits, drinking warm lemon water every morning also has numerous other benefits. The nutrition experts at Edison Institute of Nutrition have listed some of the most effective health benefits of drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning. If that’s too tart for you we suggest adding a bit of honey to balance out the acidity!