Our expert says:
Nutritional Value of Lemons
Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100g portion of the fruit.
Energy - 30 kcal
Water - 89 g
Carbohydrates - 9g
Fat - 0.3 g
Sugar - 2.5 g
Dietary fiber - 2.8 g
Protein - 1.1 g
Vitamin C - 53 mg
Citric Acid - 5g
Trace amounts of selenium, zinc, manganese and copper
All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C as well as other micro-nutrients, certain phyto-chemicals and fiber.
Lemons contain vitamin C, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Lemon juice, diluted half and half with hot water, is highly anti-bacterial and makes a highly effective gargle or mouth wash for mouth ulcers and sore throats. Pure lemon juice may also be applied directly to spots or cold sores.
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