Lemons have very high levels of Vitamin C. Given their tart taste, they are not often eaten alone yet they are indispensable in cooking, with zest and juice providing the perfect flavour for many dishes.

Lemon facts

  • Good source of protein and fibre (especially pectin)
  • 100ml of lemon juice has 48mg of Vitamin C, which is the RDI
  • Lemons can also help prevent cut pears, apples, bananas and avocados from browning
  • Lemons contains zero fat
  • Watch out – a lemon’s high acidity level can erode tooth enamel, so rinse your mouth after sucking on a lemon
  • 100g of lemon has 115kJ


Lemons are the most indispensable and versatile fruit; they are generally harvested from mid May through early December.