Monday, April 8, 2019

Fact of the Day: Lemon

Lemons came from the Old French word limon. The Old French word is based on the Arabic word limun, which meant similar types of citrus fruit. 

14 comments:

shwet said...

Ya, i learnt same in flavour technology.
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RO said...

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, and it also works so well in lots of foods. Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

Emmylou said...

My kids are obsessed with lemonade...just saying....:D

Christine said...

nice photo.

Sandra said...

And...a good source of Vitamin C.

Gloria Baker said...

Absolutely love lemons, I dont had idea where come from!!

Lois said...

Interesting. My neighbors have a lemon tree in their yard and most of them end up on the ground.

Huggybear said...

That is darn near criminal!

I reckon a lemon tree should be compulsory in every backyard garden.
Vitamins are the temples of the body.
Colin

Martha said...

Makes sense.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I hate artificial lemon flavoring, but love squeezing fresh lemon in my water and in food. I wish I could grow lemon trees in my yard as I use them so much, but Indiana weather isn't suitable for them :(

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know about the Arabic connection, Adam. I don't associated citrus trees with desert sands, so it was a surprise.

Huggybear said...

The lemon groves of Israel, Jordan etc!!!!
That's Arabic enough for me.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

And now that I know, that's Arabic enough for me too!

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks to your comment I had to go find out more. I had no clue that Israel was one of the world's leading fresh citrus producers or that citrus grows in the Jordan River Valley. You have wide ranging knowledge about and interest in our world, Colin. Thanks for pushing me!