Thursday, July 26, 2018

Essential nutrients in lemon

Lemon juice has proven effective in protecting blood vessels from hardening. Key nutrients in lemons include vitamin C, fiber, fructose, sucrose, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, citron, citric acid, sodium, zinc, copper, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2, vitamin B3, panthotenic acid, vitamin B6, and small amount of lipids.

Lemons one of the best food sources of vitamin C. One small (1g/3.5 oz) contains 60-100 mg of vitamin C. Consuming one lemon a day cman provide most, of daily requirement It’s best to consume lemon freshly squeezed, as 20 percent of its vitamin C is lost eight hours at room temperature or 24 hours in a refrigerator.

Important phytochemicals include limonene, anthocyanins, psoralen, caffeic acid, ellagic acid, ferulic acid, hesperidin, monoterpenes, saponins, triterpenoids, quecertin, catechins, P-coumeric acid, sinapic acid, thymol, umbelliferone, rutin, coumarin, phenethyl isothiocyanate, phytosterols and beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene, involved in vision function, is a precursor to and plant form of vitamin A. It is considered the most important of the caoretnoids. Lemons also contain two types of fiber: cellulose, which strengthens cell walls and pectin, which binds cells together. Pectin dissolves in water in the digestive tract to form a gel. It is an antioxidant.
Essential nutrients in lemon
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