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Lemons

Citrus is the common term and genus of the flowering plants in the family Rutaceae the most well known examples being the lemon, orange and the lime.

The plants are often small trees or large trees originating from the tropical and subtropical southeast regions of the world. The fruit is a hesperidium, a specialised berry, with a leathery rind surrounding segments filled with pulp vesicles. Citrus fruits are often noted for their fragrance which is partly due to flavonoids and limonoids contained in their rinds. The juice contains high levels of citric acid and they are good sources of vitamin C.

The Lemon tree bears a yellow, oval fruit. The fruit (juice, pulp and rind) is used for both culinary and non -culinary purposes throughout the world.

Limes are smaller and rounder than the lemons they are frequently associated with. Green in colour they possess a greater sugar and citric acid content than lemons and have a more acidic and tart taste.

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