Do you know why lemon is sour?

Lemon is an fruit that is utilized a lot in a culinary environment. For example, to season salads, make juices, eating seafood and ever for the candies, but why this fruit is so sour?

Lemon is sour because contains a large amount of citric and malic acids that are responsible for the sour taste of the fruit. Besides, lemon contains a little dose of fructose, which is the sugar present on the fruits who make then sweet.

Even lemon is a sour fruit, and not appetizing, lemon is essential in our diets, because have an huge amount of vitamins and nutrients:

  • Calcium: important for bone’s fortification, and for the chemical body reactions too.
  • Iron: prevents anemia.
  • Potassium:  prevents hipertension and cerebral vascular accident.
  • Phosphorus:  protects against osteoporosis.
  • Magnesium:  helps to form albumin and combat osteoporosis.
  • Sodium: in ideal amounts, favor nerve transmission between neurons.
  • Zinc: improve the functioning of the immune system.
  • Citric Acid: prevents pneumonia.
  • Vitamin C:  acts like an powerful antioxidant, helping to further strengthen the immune system.
  • Vitamin A: ocular globe nutrition and prevents against infections.
  • Vitamin B6: prevents anemia.
  • Vitamin B12: formation of the blood cells.
  • Vitamin E: prevents prevents the deterioration of the cells.

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Posted by / 31 August, 2017
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