The lemon ranges in shape from round to oval and in size from that of a large egg to a small grapefruit. Some have thin skins while others have thick rinds. The colour ranges from bright yellow to light orange. When selecting lemons it should feel firm, plump and heavy for their size.
Although the lemon originated in Southeast Asia, the it is now cultivated in tropical and temperate climates around the world.
A medium sized lemon will yield approximately 3 tablespoons of juice.