Meyer Lemon
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Meyer Lemons were brought to the United States from Bejing, China.

Meyer lemons easily differentiate themselves from the common Lemon with their shape, fragrance, color and taste. They are oval yet rounded. Their coloring is a deep yellow. Their smooth semi-thin peel is fragrant and oily. Their flesh is low acid, aromatic, floral and sweet.

Season

Meyer Lemons season begins in the Winter months and ends in the Spring.

Availability

Meyer Lemons are available beginning in the Winter months and ends in the Spring.

Cultivation

The Meyer lemon trees are exceptional garden and grove trees, making them suitable for all levels of cultivation. They flourish in dry, temperate coastal climates and require little rainfall or irrigation. Meyer lemons do not have a large commercial market as they do not withstand excessive handling or shipping.

Purchasing

Purchase Meyer Lemons that are heavy for their size. Meyer Lemons skin should be bright yellow, smooth, and have no scars. Meyer Lemons should also be firm when pressure is gently applied in the palm of your hand.

Storage

Meyer Lemons can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. When stored at room temperature, Meyer Lemons will last 7-10 days. When stored in the refrigerator, Meyer Lemons will last 3-4 weeks.

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 t of Meyer Lemon Juice per recipe.

Pairings

Almonds, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Cardamom, Cayenne, Chervil, CinnamonLemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Mint, Oregano, Pepper, Rosemary, Sage, Salt, Sugar, Thyme, Vanilla, Artichokes, Capers, Chives, Garlic, Ginger, Parsley, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Coconut, Cranberries, Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Kiwi, Limes, Mango, Nectarines, Oranges, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Tangerine, Butter, Buttermilk, Cheese, Cream, Cream Cheese, Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Milk, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Beef, Chicken, Crab, Duck, Fish, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish, Veal, Chocolate, Coffee, Gin, Honey, Maple Syrup, Mustard, Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil, Pasta, Rice, Wines, Salads, Salad Dressings, Stocks, Sauces, Marinades

Nutritional Value USDA
LEMONS,RAW,WITHOUT PEEL
Amount Per 100g
Calories 29
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
2%
Potassium 138mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes