Original Article : Top Health Benefits of Lemon Juice
by : uses-and-benefits
From : uses-and-benefits.com
Lemons or Citrus limon are a cross between the lime and the citron, and were originally cultivated in the Middle East and Africa. Like many other plants, they were then introduced to Europe and the Americas when explorers came to those regions, and lemons have been a major food crop in Florida since the 1500s.
Lemons may be one of the planet’s most widely used fruits and for good reason. They contain vitamin C or ascorbic acid, a nutrient that prevents scurvy and one which was hard to come by when early sailors crossed those vast waters in search of new territory. Lemons traveled well. They also fought infection, another common ailment of early travelers.