In this time of pandemic, we cannot afford to get sick. So how do we prevent ourselves from contracting the corona virus? How to boost our immune system? These are the frequent questions we ask ourselves and we long to find an answer soon. It may take a while to find an answer so for now staying healthy by boosting our immune system is the most important thing we can do while staying at home.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is known to play a big role in boosting the immune system. It is also essential for the normal growth and repair of body cells and tissues. Aside from supplements, you can also get Vitamin C from fresh fruits especially citrus fruits such as lemons and limes.
Lemons are the best source of Vitamin C
Lemon is a popular citrus fruit that is an excellent source of vitamin C. 100gms of lemon is equivalent of 53mg of vitamin C – it has more vitamin C when compared to other fruits belonging to the citrus family. Research found that it also contains vitamin B, calcium, copper, iron and potassium.
Health benefits of Lemons:
- Improves digestive system
- Prevent kidney stones
- Natural Antioxidant
- Weight loss
- Cancer prevention
- Support heart health
Like lemon, lime is also a good source of vitamin C, and both citrus fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals. If you want to have both cultivars you should consider growing a Lemon-Lime Tree called Citrus Cocktail tree.
Planting a Lemon tree
We all know that lemons are sold in markets, grocery stores, and even online stores. Why don’t you try planting a Lemon Tree in your vacant backyard or even inside your house? Lemons can grow either outdoors or indoors. There are many varieties of lemon and lime trees available. One of them is the Cocktail Lemon-Lime Tree (the combination of Meyer lemon tree and Key-lime tree) which allows you to grow two different fruits on one tree.
Citrus trees or citrus cocktail trees are suited to tropical locations because of their cold-sensitivity. These trees can be planted in the ground or in a container as long as they have good water drainage, since citrus trees do not like soggy soil. You have to equip yourself with knowledge on how to take care of a citrus tree, from watering, to the type of soil you can use for planting, to pruning and mulching. When it comes to mulching make sure that you leave a distance of at least 6 inches between the trunk and mulch
If you’re looking for more information on proper handling of a citrus tree, feel free to visit our website yarden.com and click the “Blog” button on the upper right hand section of the page to see reviews and tips. We also sell Citrus cocktail trees and other varieties of Citrus trees.