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7 things you should know about lemons.

1 LEMO NS are high in vitamin C - sailors consumed them on long voyages to prevent scurvy.

2 ONE whole lemon contains the daily recommended dose of vitamin C.

3 LEMON trees were planted across California during the Gold Rush of 1849 because of the problem of scurvy. Prospectors would pay high prices for a single lemon.

4 LEMONS kept at room temperature stay fresh for two weeks. ey can be used for up to six weeks if stored in a fridge.

5 EXPLORER Christopher Columbus introduced lemons to America and rst took lemon seeds there in 1493.

6 LEMON juice can be used to replace salt in most recipes so can help cut sodium in your diet.

7 CHINA, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and India are 7 Argentina and India are 7 among the world's top producers of lemons.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 22, 2015
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