While fresh lemons are available year-round, their vibrant flavour says "spring is here". Even though it may be too chilly outside to truly enjoy an icy glass of lemonade, winter-weary taste buds instantly perk up when served a dessert, pasta dish, salad or muffin laced with lemony taste.
Lemons are too tart and acidic to eat out of hand, yet they are one of the most popular fruits and have many culinary uses. The juice and peel not only add their refreshing tartness to a host of sweet and savoury dishes, but also enhance the flavors of other foods similar to salt. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C.