Verna Lemon

Verna Lemon

Origin: Spain

Description: Verna lemon is a variety originated from Spain. It is one of the most cultivated varieties in Europe. The main characteristic of this variety is the fact that it proposes a "second" fruit harvest in summer when the offer of lemons Europeans is very limited.

The Verna lemon is elongated and its extremities are spiky. Its skin is rough and thick while its juicy pulp is slightly acidic and almost seedless.

Nutrition: Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, B6, A and E. It also contains metals and minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Health benefits of lemon include treatment of indigestion, throat infections, fever, constipation, dental problems, respiratory disorders… And it also benefits hair and skin. Known for its therapeutic and antiseptic properties, the lemon helps strengthen the immune system, cleanse the stomach, and is considered a blood purifier. Lemon oil may also be used in aromatherapy as it contributes to relaxation.

How to use: Lemon juice is commonly used as a short-term preservative on certain foods that tend to oxidize, turning brown after being sliced (enzymatic browning). The acid of its juice is often used on bananas, avocados or apples to denature enzymes.

How to store: Like other limes and lemons, it is better stored in the crisper compartment where humidity maintains its freshness. Caviar limes can be stored up to 3 weeks in these conditions.