Origin: Argentina, Egypt, United States
Aroma: Citrus, fruity, sweet
Flavor profile: Bitter, sour, spicy
History: The history of the lemon is somewhat vague, but scientists believe it may have originated in India. It was originally an ornamental plant, until about the 10th century when it became a popular food addition. It was introduced to the western world in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds, as they had just boomed in popularity in the 15th century.
Culinary applications: These tiny little pieces of lemon peel can be used in an endless amount of recipes. Some of these include sauces and broths, baking, savory dishes and sweet dishes alike.
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