Lemon comes originally from Asia and it was unknown by Greeks and Romans, being mentioned for the first time in the book about agriculture called Nabathae towards the 3rd or 4th century. Its cultivation was not developed in the West until after the Arab conquest of Spain, expanding itself then across the Mediterranean coast, where it is profusely grown, due to the appropriate climate, for national consumption and export.
Its fruit is high in C Vitamin (501,6 mg/L) and citric acid (49,88 G/l).
It is used to elaborate desserts (such as rice pudding, where we use the skin to scent) or natural beverages as lemonade or meringue milk, where we add cinnamon. Slices are used as beverages ornaments. Thanks to the acidity of the juice, it can also be used to purify water, adding 4 or 5 drops per glass of water and leaving act for a few minutes.
Lemon is a citrus with aesthetics properties. It is used to whiten hands (mix the juice of three lemons and a little glycerine and rub your hands), to give shine and softness to hair (after washing, apply some lemon juice and leave to act for 15 minutes), for peelings (mix one lemon, brown sugar and a spoon of honey for treating areas with callosity).
Pimofiori lemon, also called Fino, has spherical or oval shape with a small nipple. It is easy to recognize for its smooth and thin rind. Its pulp is juicy, has high quantity of juice and very few seeds.
Verna lemon is characterized for its bigger size. It has a pronounced nipple and a developed neck. At a glance we can appreciate that its rind is thick, wrinkled and irregular. Once we squeeze it we see its soft pulp, although less juice, it has an adequate acidity.