03 May A brief history of Lemons
Lemons originate from Assam? China? Burma? Himalayan foothills?
A faraway place. (still being debated.)
Arab and Persian traders took lemons to the Middle East and the Med.
Kings gave lemons as gifts.
Californian Gold Rush miners paid a fortune for a lemon to avoid scurvy.
Renaissance ladies used lemon juice to redden their lips.
Lemons were homed by wealthy Victorians as a sign of prestige.
And they are a British Navy staple for keeping our sailors in ship-shape.
Lemon oil became a valued ingredient of Laughing Bird Hand Cream.