Surely there is no fridge without a lemon or two. This wonderful citrus fruit is one of the most versatile fruits we can find. Its uses range from savory dishes to desserts and drinks. It can be used in countless natural remedies, thanks to the healing properties attributed to it, as well as in home cleaning remedies. We could say that lemon is the fruit of a thousand uses. Therefore, to pay tribute to this food, we celebrate World Lemon Day every September 30.
Lemon is a citrus fruit widely used in the Mediterranean diet. As we said, it is used in all kinds of recipes, as it is very versatile. It is even a perfect accompaniment for rice or fish. A simple squeeze of lemon juice can improve and enhance the flavor of countless dishes.
For example, lemon is essential to prepare many vinaigrettes and dressings. Not to mention marinades, or raw preparations such as ceviche.
But it is also very healthy. And it provides us with a multitude of properties and benefits. Many of its medicinal properties have been known since the 4th century BC.
And with so many benefits and so many uses, it is not surprising that this magnificent fruit has its own day marked on the calendar. So, join us to celebrate Lemon Day by learning a little more about this citrus fruit.
Lemon Day, a fruit with centuries of history
The lemon, fruit of the lemon tree, of which there are several types, is a fruit widely used in cooking. And, although in the Mediterranean diet it is very appreciated, the truth is that it is an essential ingredient in many cuisines around the world.
This crop has been known for more than 2,500 years in Asia. Since then, this fruit has been put to a multitude of uses. Both at culinary and medicinal level.
In addition, so many centuries of history together with the benefits that its consumption brings us, are commemorated today every September 30. In order to make more visible this food that ends his days forgotten at the bottom of many refrigerators.
But it is also a day to support the farmers of this citrus fruit. Did you know that India is the country that produces the most lemons per year? Reaching more than 3 million tons.
Celebrate their day with recipes from appetizers to dessert
So, how to celebrate lemon day? Being such a versatile food, it is very easy to celebrate it. Simply create a menu around this wonderful citrus fruit.
We can start breakfast with a great and simple lemon sponge cake, which we can accompany with a lemon-lime chamomile, loaded with benefits and nutrients for our body.
And for lunch, a baked salmon with honey and lemon. A healthy recipe full of flavor, with a spectacular combination thanks to the honey. But above all, don’t forget to share with everyone your lemon day celebration!
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