What are the benefits of lemon?
As well as being indispensable for gin and tonic, lemons boast a large number of health benefits, not least of all their high vitamin C content which make them an important weapon against the common cold.
On average, one lemon provides around 30g of vitamin C, which is about 50% of the recommended daily intake. In days gone by, the citrus fruits were given to scurvy patients to cure them of the fatal disease which was sparked by a vitamin C deficiency, but now lemon benefits tend to be life-enhancing rather than life-saving.
Why are lemons so good for you?
The high source of vitamin C in lemons can reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes while the soluble pectin fibre they contain can help weight loss. Lemons can also be used to help prevent kidney stones as citric acid can deter the formation of these painful deposits of minerals and salts in your kidneys.
Other lemon health benefits include a reduction in the risk of getting cancer due to certain chemicals found in the fruit, as well as help in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
Which Chilli No. 5 sauces contain lemon?
We’re a big fan of lemon for its tangy taste and health benefits, and you can find it in our Perfect Piri Piri, Heavenly Harissa, Mexican Fury, Chinese Hot and Sour, Wicked Wasabi, Fiery Gazpacho and Regal Red Pepper sauces.