Groblersdal, Limpopo, 0470, South Africa info@boschkrans.com +27 87 160 0434

Head Office

Klipbank Farm, Groblersdal, Limpopo, 0470, South Africa

Marketing & Packhouse

Tel: +27 82 495 2898

Fax: +27 86 619 5347

marketing@boschkrans.com

Administration & Accounts

Tel: +27 82 411 3226

Fax: +27 86 619 5347

accounts@boschkrans.com

Finance

Tel: +27 79 893 3259

Fax: +27 86 619 5347

finance@boschkrans.com

Eureka Lemons

Eureka lemons are large, averaging 5 centimeters in diameter, with an oblong shape. They have a vibrant yellow skin with sunken oil glands, resulting in a textured surface. The rind is full of volatile oils, providing an intense citrus aroma. Eureka lemons have a pronounced blossom-end knob, called a mammilla, and a medium-thick white pith. The juicy, yellow flesh contains few to no seeds and offers a tart and acidic flavor.

Eureka lemons are available year-round with a peak season in the late winter through early spring months.

The Eureka lemon, botanically known as Citrus limon, is the standard commercial lemon variety around the world because of its consistent flavor, firm texture, high oil content, and nearly year-round growing season. This variety was originally named "Garey's Eureka" after Thomas Garey, who propagated the first Eureka lemon tree.

Benefits of eating Lemons

1) Lowering stroke risk

According to a 2012 study, the flavonoids in citrus fruits may help lower the risk of ischemic stroke in women. A study of data from nearly 70,000 women over 14 years showed that those who ate the most citrus fruits had a 19% lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least. Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It can happen when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. A 2019 population study showed that long term, regular consumption of foods that contain flavonoids might help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, the study indicated that people who smoked or consumed a lot of alcohol were less likely to benefit. Potassium may help lower the risk of stroke. Which foods contain potassium?

2) Blood pressure

One 2014 study found that women in Japan who walked regularly and consumed lemon every day had lower blood pressure than those who did not. More research is needed to identify the role of lemon in this improvement and to discover whether consuming lemon can help reduce blood pressure since walking daily can also lower blood pressure. Which other foods can help lower blood pressure? Find out here.

3) Cancer prevention

Lemons and lemon juice are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C. Antioxidants may help prevent free radicals from causing cell damage that can lead to cancer. However, exactly how antioxidants can help prevent cancer remains unclear. Which other foods are high in antioxidants? Find out here.

4) Maintaining a healthy complexion

Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin. Sun exposure, pollution, age, and other factors can result in skin damage. A 2014 mouse study suggested that either eating vitamin C in its natural form or applying it topically can help prevent this type of damage. What are the best foods for vitamin C? Find out here.

5) Preventing asthma

People with asthma who consume higher amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients when they have a cold may experience fewer asthma attacks, according to one review. The authors found evidence that vitamin C also benefitted people with bronchial hypersensitivity when they also had a common cold. However, they called for more research.

6) Increasing iron absorption

Iron deficiency is a leading cause of anemia. Pairing foods that are high in vitamin C with iron-rich foods maximizes the bodys ability to absorb iron. However, a high intake of vitamin C can trigger gastrointestinal problems in people who are taking iron supplements. For this reason, it is best to obtain iron from dietary sources, such as beef liver, lentils, raisins, dried beans, animal meats, and spinach. Squeezing a little lemon juice onto a salad containing baby spinach leaves can help maximize the intake of both iron and vitamin C. Learn more here about iron deficiency anemia.

7) Boosting the immune system

Foods that are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants may help strengthen the immune system against the germs that cause the common cold and the flu. One review found that, while vitamin C supplements do not appear the reduce the incidence of colds in a population, they may help reduce the length of time a cold lasts. Vitamin C may also help boost immunity in people who are undergoing extreme physical activity. Squeezing a whole lemon into a glass of hot water with a large spoonful of honey makes a soothing drink for someone with a cough or cold. Find some more home remedies for colds and flu here.

8) Weight loss

In a 2008 study, rodents who consumed lemon peel phenols with a high fat diet for 12 weeks gained less weight than those who did not consume lemon. In 2016, 84 premenopausal Korean women with a high body mass index (BMI) followed a lemon detox diet or another diet for 7 days. Those who followed the lemon detox diet experienced greater improvements in insulin resistance, body fat, BMI, body weight, and waist-hip ratio than those on the other diets. Further research is needed to confirm whether lemon can contribute to weight loss, and if so, how.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and an antioxidant.

Scurvy
If a person does not consume enough vitamin C, they will develop a deficiency, which is known as scurvy. It is rare in the United States, but it can affect people who do not have a varied diet.

Symptoms can start to appear within a month of not consuming vitamin C, and they include:
fatigue
malaise (a feeling of being unwell)
inflammation of the gums or bleeding gums
red patches on the skin due to blood vessels breaking beneath the surface
joint pain
slow wound healing
loosening of teeth
depression
Many of these happen when the connective tissues weaken due to the lack of vitamin C.

Since vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, people who are deficient in iron may also develop anemia.

per 100g (3.5oz)
Energy 121kJ (29kcal)
9.32 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Dietary fibre 2.8 g
0.3 g
1.1 g
Vitamins Quantity %DV
Thiamine (B1)
3%
0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
2%
0.02 mg
Niacin (B3)
1%
0.1 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
4%
0.19 mg
Vitamin B6
6%
0.08 mg
Folate (B9)
3%
11 g
Choline
1%
5.1 mg
Vitamin C
64%
53 mg
Minerals Quantity%DV
Calcium
3%
26 mg
Iron
5%
0.6 mg
Magnesium
2%
8 mg
Manganese
1%
0.03 mg
Phosphorus
2%
16 mg
Potassium
3%
138 mg
Zinc
1%
0.06 mg