Red Chinese Mulberries
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Golden Eureka Lemons
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Golden Eureka lemons look like oranges but taste like lemons. They have orange skin and flesh, but otherwise are identical to Eurekas. They are oblong in shape with a short neck and medium-thick skin. The orange flesh may have a few seeds. The flesh is very juicy and extremely acidic.
Golden Eureka lemons are available in the summer.
Golden Eurekas are a new and relatively rare variety of the much more common Eureka lemon (Citrus limon 'Eureka'), with an orange color instead of the usual yellow. Eurekas more generally are one of the most popular lemons in the world, and are the most widely grown lemon variety globally.
Lemons are very high in Vitamin C, which protects against various diseases and contributes to a strong immune system.
Lemons are very versatile, and can be used for all sorts of applications inside the kitchen and out. Because Golden Eurekas are so distinctive, they make a bold statement sliced into drinks or made into lemonade. They can also be used like other lemons, juiced to accompany seafood, poultry, steamed vegetables, salads, or desserts. The zest is also useful for flavoring many dishes, and will surprise dinner guests with its orange color yet lemon flavor. Lemons are easiest to juice at room temperature; otherwise, store them in the refrigerator for up to four weeks. Choose heavy fruits with unblemished skin.
Lemons have a wide range of applications outside of the kitchen. They can also be used medicinally to relieve sore throats or to treat colds, and topically to clean hands, lighten hair, and freshen skin.
Golden Eurekas were a chance discovery—they first occurred as a mutation of common Eureka lemons in a California commercial grove in the 1990s. Common Eurekas were bred in California in the 1850s, from seeds brought over from Sicily, and even farther back, all true lemons come from China and India about 2,500 years ago.
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