Grown in Australia
What and Where The lemon is a citrus fruit native to Asia. Where it originated from exactly isn’t clear but it is thought that trees first grew in southern India, northern Burma and China.
Our lemons are grown in various places around Australia. When we can, we choose local, Victorian lemons. We don’t buy from one particular grower; we buy whatever looks best on the day.
Flavour Sour, tangy and refreshing
Texture Fibrous and juicy
Use Lemons have been used in cooking for thousands of years in most cultures right across the world. The juice can bring out the flavor of other ingredients – a squeeze over anything from a simple carrot and lentil soup to a spicy chickpea tagine can brighten the whole dish. The juice or rind can also become the star flavor of a dish – from lemon chicken to lemon cheesecake. It is a kitchen essential.
Cooking Tip When grating a lemon, or any other citrus fruit, for its rind be careful not to go to deep – the white pith underneath is bitter and will spoil the flavor.
Selection and Storage Choose lemons that are firm, bright, unblemished and feel heavy for their size. Keep in a fruit bowl, or, to extend their freshness, refrigerate.
In Season Available all year; the peak season is winter. Producer Profile We don’t buy from one particular grower; we buy whatever looks best on the day.
Historic Note It is said that lemons were introduced to Europe in the 1st century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. They came to Australia on the first fleet in 1788.
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