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Citrus limon
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Citrus limon
(L.) Burm.f.
Lemon and Lime output in 2012
A picture of two lemons: One whole, one cut in half.

The lemon is a small tree (Citrus limon) that is green even in the winter. It came from Asia. 'Lemon' is also the name of the tree's oval-shaped yellow fruit. The fruit is used for cooking and other things in the world – usually for its juice. Lemons contain numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols, terpenes, and tannins.

lemons also can have an electric charge because of the acid

People do not know for sure where lemons have come from. However, most people think that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma, and China.[1][2] The lemon is the common name for Citrus limon. A lemon is a yellow citrus fruit. It is related to the orange. Lemon juice is about 5% citric acid, and has a pH of 2 to 3. Lemon plants vary in size yet stay generally small. The tallest height they can get is about 6 meters tall.

Lemons taste sour. The juice, zest, and pulp are often used in cooking, often on fish and other meat for better taste. Lemon is also used to flavor drinks, such as lemonade or soft drinks.

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  1. Wright, A. Clifford. History of Lemonade, CliffordAWright.com
  2. The origins Archived 2011-10-19 at the Wayback Machine, limmi.it.