The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia, as well as the tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3 M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2–3. Many lemon flavoured drinks and foods are available, including lemonade and sherbet lemons, as well as lemon and seasoning salt as a snack. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world.
In Melbourne we are blessed with mild enough climate for all citrus fruits to thrive and there is hardly any self-respecting garden that does not grow one or two lemon trees!
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.