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Growing Meyer Lemons at Home

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • There are multiple methods of using lemons every day, including as zest in your cooking and juice in your cleaning supplies, beauty regimen and laundry, and to support your health and wellness
  • Benefits of consuming lemons include a protective effect on your liver, improved digestion, immune support and reductions in blood pressure
  • Meyer lemon trees may be grown in containers in most climates and can be moved outdoors during warmer weather. You’ll enjoy larger harvests when the plants are given adequate water, fertilizer and sunlight
  • Once harvested, you may store whole lemons for up to two weeks in a cool, dry, breathable container; for longer storage consider freezing the juice, zest and peel

Lemons are not just for cooking and drinking. In fact, there are multiple ways to use the rind, zest and juice in your cooking, laundry, cleaning and beauty regimen. Lemons are rich in vitamin C your body uses to build collagen, protect against cancer and relieve symptoms of asthma.

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