Although the origins of lemons are thought to be from northeastern India, northern Burma or China, the origin is largely unknown. Studies show that it is a hybrid of bitter orange and citron. They entered Europe during the time of ancient Rome and were introduced to the Americas in 1493, by Christopher Columbus. Florida and California began, growing them in the 19th century. Lemon juice is 5% to 6% citric acid and a pH of 2.2, making it a key ingredient in foods and beverages. It is a good source of vitamin C, which can reduce risks of heart disease and stroke. It contains antioxidants, which protect against cellular damage. Consumption of citrus fiber has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Many think eating lemons promotes weight loss.
Juice concentrates are at the core of what we do. When the fruit is not grown in our area, we procure product from select, pre-approved suppliers from various parts of the world. Everything we sell goes through rigorous evaluation and testing procedures. Juice concentrates are stable products, easy to store and to transport, and work extremely well in beverages, hard seltzers, cocktail mixes, kombucha, and any nutraceutical application.