Lemons, just like the rest of the citric fruits contain high amounts of Vitamin C, as well as other vital minerals.
The lemon juice has alkalizing properties and its peel is used to make the limonene essential oil.
Nutritional Benefits of Lemon and Lime
Both lemon and lime, apart from containing high concentrations of vitamin C, also contain phytochemicals, flavonoids, potassium, folate, as well as vitamin B6.
While the Limonene stimulates the production of carcinogen detoxifying enzymes, which is why lemons are believed to be beneficial in treating cancer.