December 15 is National Lemon Cupcake Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Lemons:
- The top 5 producers of lemons in the world each year, in no particular order, are China, India, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
- Due to its high acidic nature the juice of a lemon can be used for cleaning. Lemon halves dipped in salt or baking powder can be used to brighten up copper and clean kitchenware.
- Christopher Columbus took lemon seeds with him to the America’s in 1493, introducing the fruit there.
- The lemon is native to Asia, around Northeast India, North Burma, and China.
- Lemons’ antibacterial and antifungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1686 Isaak Walton died. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.
- 1902 Pierre-Marie-Alexis Millardet died. A French botanist, he saved the vineyards of France from total destruction by the grape phylloxera, a small greenish-yellow insect which sucks the fluid from grapevines. He did so by grafting the French vines on American rootstock, which was resistant to phylloxera. He also developed the first widely used plant fungicide.
- 1903 Italo Marchiony received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Initially, he would fold warm waffles into a cup shape. He then developed the 2-piece mold that would make 10 cups at a time.
- 1946 Carmine Appice of the music group ‘Vanilla Fudge’ was born.
- 1964 Canada adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for its national flag