Although it’s quite tart and a bit small for most people to consider eating a whole lemon, this amazing fruit makes up for that by making itself useful in a number of other ways. Using lemon in a glass of water gives a nice citrus kick to a drink that may otherwise be boring for some people. And then there’s lemonade, which has to be rated among one of the best thirst-quenching summer drinks of all time. It is also a very healthy alternative to soft drinks, as long as you don’t overdo the sugar. Here are some other uses for lemon that you may not have been aware of.
1. As a preservative
The citric acid content in lemon juice helps keep fruits and vegetables from turning brown, so coating sliced veggies with a bit of lemon juice well help them last longer and look better.