Sunday, 18 March 2018


 The health benefits of lemon juice have been known for centuries.

Oval in shape, with a bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits around, and contain a high level of Vitamin C. Although the juicy yellow flesh is a little too sour to eat on its own, its citrus fragrance and tartness are wonderfully combined with all manner of ingredients and dishes, from the sweet to the savoury. The bright yellow skin can be used as well, when zested. A kitchen essential!

Lapithkiotiki variety is similar to the one of Eureka variety, having the same size and quality as well as a similar rind texture and thickness. Good quality is described as a “true bitter lemon” with a high juice and acid content. The fruit itself has an oval shape and rich flesh. Its rind is firm and yellow and has only a few seeds.

Lapithkiotiki's most appreciated qualities are its aroma and its taste.

Nutritious Values

  • The fruit is less in calories, carrying just 29 calories per 100 g, the value being one of the lowest for the citrus fruits group.
  • Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C
  • Lemon's acidic taste is because of citric acid. Citric acid constitutes up to 8% in its juice. Citric acid is a natural preservative and aids in smooth digestion.
  • The lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangeretin.
  • Very good source of rutin.

And much more…….

The lemon is harvested form October until February and has a long shelf life if is properly stored.