Yellow Persian Lemon
Product name: Lemon (Citrus)
Variety: it is varied in green and yellow
Planting site in Iran: central cities i.e. Fars and Kerman,
How to select and store:
The heavier and bigger the Lemon is; the juicer it would be. So choose ones which are bigger with soft and firm skin.
Having washed and dried fresh lemons, you can put it in plastic bag or sealed container and then keep it in refrigerator for 3 weeks. It would be spoiled in room temperature after approximately one week.
Product name: Sweet Lemon known as “Limo Shirin” in Iran and its scientific name is Citrus Limetta
Planting site in Iran:
Cultivation of sweet lemon requires specific climate situation found in many region of Iran. However, the high quality ones are in Fars province, Hormozgan province and the north of Iran.
How to select and store:
Fresh sweet lemon should be without sting or dent. The heavier sweet lemon is; the more water is into it. Do not use sharp knife to cut it in that it would lose its vitamin C and remember to drink its juice quickly as it otherwise, it doesn’t contain vitamin C.
Do not store it for more than 2 weeks in room temperature and 4 weeks in refrigerator. Although it is possible to keep it sliced, it might be bitter due to existence of limonene.
Sweet lemon mainly common in Iran for cold and flu, so far it is called clod doctor. It is a great source of antioxidants which is important for the immune system strength against diseases. a large percentage of this fruit is water so as a urinate it can remove toxin from body and in case of flu it can reduce fever.
Potassium founding in sweet lemon to great extent can prevent heart disease that’s it is highly recommended to cardiovascular patients to add this fruit to their diet.
Remember to consume this fruit if you’re suffering from osteoporosis, simply because it is amongst calcium rich fruits. It has the highest amount of folic acid than other fruits which is a great treatment for anemia. It is the best relief for stomach pain as it alkalizes the stomach area. Plus, if you are willing to lose weight, you’d better have this low calorie fruit as snack. Not only do you feel satiety but the constant consumption of this beneficial fruit bringing about freshness and health to your skin and hair.
You can have it juice with sliced ice after a hard workday as it can make you calm and chillax. Put it in you fruit basket and take advantage of its vitamin C. grinding the sweet lemon peel and add it to different salad or food not only as favor for its amazing smell but also for having strong antioxidants.