Lemons are a typical citrus fruit used for beverages, garnish, and other uses. Want to learn more about lemons? Keep reading our article on lemon facts for kids.

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1. Lemon bushes can produce up to 600 pounds of lemons each year.

2. Citrus trees bear fruit year-round.

3. Grated lemon rinds are frequently used in baking.

4. The leaves of the lemon tree can be brewed into tea.

5. Due to their high acidity, lemons are effective cleaning agents.

6. They are believed to have originated in India.

7. Bearss, Eureka, and Lisbon are the three common lemon varieties.

8. Lemon trees can generate up to 600 pounds annually and can reach a height of 20 feet.

9. California and Arizona produce 95 percent of the lemons in the USA.

10. A typical lemon includes eight seeds.

11. A typical lemon has three teaspoons of juice.

12. Lemon juice includes 5% citric acid.

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13. Each lemon contains around fifteen calories.

14. By applying lemon juice to other fruits, you can prevent them from browning.

15. Because lemon juice and hot water are antibacterial, they are beneficial for sore throats.

16. Once upon a time, lemons were so rare that rulers would exchange them as gifts.

17. In 1849, during the California Gold Rush, miners were willing to pay astronomical prices for a single lemon.

18. The affluent Victorians cultivated lemon trees in their residences as a symbol of grandeur and for their fragrance.


19. Menton in the French Riviera hosts an annual lemon festival in February and March.

20. Unsealed rosewood fingerboards of stringed instruments are treated with lemon oil.

21. The lemon shark derives its name from its yellow skin.

22. In order to power a flashlight bulb, 500 wired lemons are required to conduct electricity.

23. In the 1900s, Lemon was a common unisex given name.

24. Lemons are technically a variety of berry.

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25. Lemons are the offspring of a citron and a sour orange hybrid.

26. It is possible to generate energy by connecting lemon electrodes to a battery.

27. In the year 700 CE, lemons were first introduced to Persia, followed by Iraq and Egypt.

28. Around the year 1000, the lemon was mentioned for the first time in written history.

 29. The shape of the Eureka lemon, which resembles an oval or an oblong, originated in California.


30. During the Renaissance, it was common for ladies to redden their lips with lemon juice.

31. Prior to the development of fermentation-based processes, lemons were the most prevalent fruit utilized in the commercial manufacture of citric acid.

32. The salt softens and cures the rind and peel. Numerous varieties of cuisine utilize preserved lemon in numerous ways.

33. According to the American Urological Association, lemonade and lemon juice can prevent kidney stones by creating urinary citrate, which inhibits crystal formation.

34. Experiments indicate that lemon juice may be able to destroy the pathogens that cause serious diseases like malaria, typhoid fever, diphtheria, and cholera. Lemons have powerful antimicrobial properties.


35. The peel of lemons contains a powerful phytonutrient called tangeretin. This phytonutrient has demonstrated potential in the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

36. Freezing freshly extracted lemon juice in ice cube molds and putting the cubes in containers for storing in the freezer is all that is required to preserve the juice for later use.

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37. In the United Kingdom, lemon juice is frequently added to pancakes, especially on Shrove Tuesday, the traditional day for eating pancakes.

38. In temperate climates, lemons cannot survive the winter because they require a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit). However, as lemons age, their resistance to cold weather increases.

39. India tops the list of countries that produce lemons. China comes second, and Mexico comes third. Argentina and Brazil are the top 4th and 5th top producers of lemon respectively. 

40. An examination of the lemon’s genetic background revealed that it is the result of a hybrid between a citron and a bitter orange, also called a sour orange.

41. It is possible that “lemon” originates from a Middle Eastern language. The word lime is derived from the Sanskrit word nimb, which translates to “lime,” and the Arabic laymn or lmn, both of which are derived from the Persian lmn, a broad term for citrus fruit.  

42. On January 8, 2003, a lemon grown by Aharon Shemuel weighed 5.265 kilograms (11 pounds 9.7 ounces), making it the largest lemon ever documented.

43. The quality of lemons can be preserved for up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator and 2 weeks at room temperature.

44. The high vitamin C concentration of lemons makes them a good cure for scurvy, a historically widespread disease among mariners.  Even in the present day, the British Navy requires all ships to carry a specified amount of lemons to prevent scurvy.

45. A dish filled with fresh lemons can continue to fragrance and illuminate an area for several days.


46. The lemon is employed in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian medicinal practice. It has a sour taste, it is warm, increases lightness, is pungent and is an excellent astringent, and is great for vision.

47. During the summer months, many individuals enjoy drinking lemonade, which is composed of lemon, sugar, and water. Lemon juice is used as an ingredient in tea.

48. People normally harvest lemons six to ten times per year, but flowers can bloom at any time. An individual tree can produce 500 to 600 pounds (225 to 270 kg) of lemons per year.

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