culinary plant

Lemon – Ahhh!!

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Lemon is a familiar culinary plant indigenous to tropical Asia, but now grown worldwide. The lemon is considered to be one of the most alkalinizing foods. The cultivation of the lemon in Asia goes back at least two and a half millenniam – thus, this plant has a long history of use by human society as a food. Lemon trees are believed to be native to the Indian sub-continent. Europeans were introduced to the lemon only in the 2nd century AD. In South and South East Asia, it was known for its antiseptic properties and it was used as an antidote for various poisons. The finest quality lemons are heavy for their size and posses a skin of an oily and fine texture.Such lemons are likely to possess abundant juice  as well, with the added benefit of a minimum of lemon seeds and little of the waste fibers seen in wild varieties