- This wonderful citrus food was introduced to the Americas when Columbus made his second voyage in 1493 brought it with him.
- In 1747, James Lind, a Scottish physician responsible for the hygiene of the Royal Navy, found that lemon helped cure and prevent scurvy in the sailors who were out to sea for months at a time.
- This acidic juicy fruit is yellow, oval in shape and has a wonderfully aromatic rind with powerful essential oils that gives off the refreshing scent… More Info
Lemons also known by their botanical name citrus limon are a cross between the lime and the citron.
The lemon plant which grows 10-20 feet in height is known for its thorny branches and white flowers with slight purple edges. The acidic juicy fruit is yellow, oval in shape and has a wonderfully aromatic rind with powerful essential oils that gives off the refreshing scent.
The citrus genus which include oranges, lemons, citrons, grapefruits, pomelos and mandarins is in the rutaceae family which originated in tropical and subtropical southeast Asia. Most of the fruits in this family are hybrids.
Lemons are well known for their vitamin C content (187% of the daily value per serving) which is known to support a healthy immune system response
That is only one of the many powerful constituents found in this tart and tangy fruit. Some of the other compounds found in lemon are citric acid known to support healthy kidney function.
Hesperidin know to support blood vessel health. Diosmin known to support healthy circulation and also may support a healthy inflammation response. D-Limonene which is the main component of lemon essential oils and responsible for the wonderful smell that lemons have.
Acid or Alkaline? This amazing fruit is made up of about 5% acid and has a pH level of 2-3 so therefore is considered acid in nature. Although inside the human body, when a lemon is metabolized and its minerals are dissociated in the blood the lemon takes on an alkalizing effect and raises the body’s pH level to slightly above a 7. A pH balanced system may help to support the ability for the body to function at
more optimal levels.
A simple act of drinking a glass of water with lemon every morning can help create a more healing environment for the body
Do lemons nourish the liver? Besides lemons ability to possibly support healthy bile production there is some good science supporting how lemons may support healthy liver function. According to a study in 2014 published in “Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology”, the constituent naringenin may calm liver inflammation.
Also, in 2003 “Life Sciences” reports results of a study that a flavonoid in lemons, eriocitrin, may protect the liver against oxidative stress induced by exercise. Finally, in a study in 2003 published in “Nutrition Journal” concluded that a concentration of vitamin C from lemons given to rats was found to inhibit the progression of fatty liver disease.
Lemons are a simple cost effective food for replenishing the body of electrolytes. Whether in the summer as a refreshing lemonade or in the winter as a hot drink with honey to nourish and soothe the body: it is very restorative.
Our amazing lemon powder is now just one more easy way for you to incorporate this wonderful food into your daily life.
Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of Organic Lemon Juice Powder may include:
A nourishing source of vitamin c and other naturally occurring compounds
May support colon health due to it being a nourishing source of pectin
May support a healthy immune system response
May support a healthy inflammation response
May support healthy pH levels
May support healthy liver function
May support healthy gallbladder function
May support healthy digestion
May support healthy skin
May replenish electrolytes and body salts
Constituents of Lemon include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese
Vitamins: Vitamin C, B-complex (no b12), Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Beta Cryptoxanthin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin
Flavanones: Eriodictyol, Hesperetin, Naringenin, polyphenols and terpenes
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon to recipes, juice, your favorite smoothie, or make lemonade.
Miscellaneous facts about our organic Lemon Juice Powder
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
Ingredients: Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Maltodextrin.*
Parts Used: Lemon Juice (no seeds, no skin).
Botanical Name: Citrus Limon.
Other Names: Limón, Limonero.
Origin: Grown and juiced in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
Our Organic Lemon Juice Powder is packaged in airtight stand-up,resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
Keep your Organic Lemon Juice Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
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It’s really good but not as strong as I was expecting.
I am very happy with all seven of the powders that I ordered. I am taking them every day.
I found all your products easy to work with with great flavor. And long shelf life
Great alternative to squeezing a lemon every morning.
This is fairly easy to mix up and take along. It tastes great as is or sweetened.
I use this as part of my own electrolyte replacer. Also great first drink in the morning if you don't happen to have fresh lemons on hand!