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5 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Lemons 🍋

May 15, 2024 | By: The Darling Dish

Pour a tall, refreshing glass of Darling Lemonade and get ready to peel back the layers of one of your favorite citrus superstars. Come with us as we squeeze out some of the juiciest facts about Darling Lemons®!

1. Darling Lemons® boast an impressive shelf-life


Did you know that Darling Lemons® can be stored in your refrigerator for several weeks? Or, if you prefer to keep them in a bowl to brighten up your living spaces, store for 2-7 days in an open air container away from direct sunlight. This sunny fruit’s ability to maintain freshness over an extended period of time ensures you can always keep a vibrant stash on hand, ready to zest up any occasion!


2. Darling Lemons® are grown in the finest Argentinean and Chilean Citrus Groves

From May to October, the most fertile, sunshine-drenched soils of Argentina and Chile yield an abundance of fresh Darling Lemons®.

3. Darling Lemons® are a Vitamin C powerhouse

Not only does this citrus gem bring a burst flavor to the table, one serving of Darling Lemons® provides a whopping 35% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake! In fact, during the Age of Exploration, sailors were given lemons and other citrus fruits to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.

4. Darling Lemons® can be used as a powerful ally in the fight against food waste

From using Darling Lemons® zest as a flavor enhancement while cooking to drying their peels to use in homemade sachets to add a fresh, citrusy scent to your home, there are plenty of ways to minimize food waste with Darling Lemons®. Check out some of our Tips for Saving Citrus.

5. Darling Lemons® are an excellent natural preservative

Thanks to their high acidity, Darling Lemon® juice can be used to naturally preserve fruits like apples, avocados, and bananas that begin to oxidize after being cut into. The citric acid in Darling Lemons® keeps fruit looking fresh and prevents them from turning brown once exposed to air. Next time you’d like to save the rest of your apple slices or guacamole, squeeze Darling Lemons® over the top before properly storing the fruit.

6. Darling Lemons® are incredibly versatile!

Whether squeezed, sliced or zested, Darling Lemons® are the ultimate flavor enhancement to any meal, any time, place, or occasion! Check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy Darling Lemons®:

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Learn more fun and fascinating facts about Darling Clementines®, here!

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