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LEMONCUK Products

Made with Love

At LEMONCUK we stock an impressive selection of natural products. Our items are grown and prepared on site at our Lemon Orchard, so you can be sure your purchases are always as fresh as possible.

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Lime

Lime juice is used to make limeade, and as an ingredient in many cocktails.

Lime pickles are an integral part of Indian cuisine.

In cooking, lime is valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest. It is a common ingredient in authentic MexicanVietnamese and Thai dishes. 

The use of dried limes as a flavouring is typical of Persian cuisineIraqi cuisine, as well as in Eastern Arabian cuisine.

Key lime gives the character flavoring to the American dessert known as Key lime pie. In Australia, desert lime is used for making marmalade.

Freshly squeezed lime juice is also considered a key ingredient in margaritasDaiquiri and other tropical drinks.

Lime extracts and lime essential oils are frequently used in perfumes, cleaning products, and aromatherapy.

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Lemon (Mayer)

The Meyer lemon is popular as an ornamental plant for its compact size, hardiness and productivity. It is one of the most sweet lemons there is, even their skin is delicious and can be great for cooking.The juice of the lemon can be used to make things such as cocktails and lemonade. This lemon juice can be used to tenderize meat and partially hydrolyze tough collagen fibers. The low pH denatures the proteins causing them to dry out when the meat is cooked. The juice is also used as a substitution for vinegar in dressings and is used to brighten/enhance flavors of vegetables. The lemon zest, the grated outer rind of the fruit, is used quite frequently to add flavor when cooking or baking. Some examples of dishes that use zest in their recipe are puddings, rice, and chicken soup. The leaves of the lemon tree are primarily used for making tea and preparing cooked meats to have retaining and lasting flavor.

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Mandarin ( W.Murccot )

Mandarins are generally peeled and eaten fresh or used in salads, desserts and main dishes. Fresh mandarin juice and frozen juice concentrate are commonly available in the United States. The number of seeds in each segment (carpel) varies greatly.The peel is used fresh, whole or zested, or dried. It can be used as a spice for cooking, baking, drinks, or candy. Essential oil from the fresh peel may be used as a flavouring for candy, in gelatinsice creamchewing gum, and baked goods. It is also used as a flavouring in liqueurs.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the dried peel of the fruit is used in regulation of ch'i and to enhance digestion.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate juice has long been a popular drink in Europe and the Middle East, and is now widely distributed in the United States and Canada.

Grenadine syrup originally consisted of thickened and sweetened pomegranate juice.

Before tomatoes arrived in the Middle East, pomegranate juice, molasses, and vinegar were widely used in many Iranian foods.

Pomegranate seeds are used as a spice known as anar dana most notably in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Dried whole seeds can often be obtained in ethnic Indian markets. These seeds are separated from the flesh, dried for 10–15 days, and used as an acidic agent for chutney and curry preparation. . Dried seeds can be used in several culinary applications, such as trail mix, granola bars, or as a topping for salad, yogurt, ice cream or desserts.

In the Caucasus, pomegranate is used mainly for juice. In Azerbaijan, a sauce from pomegranate juice narsharab, (lit. "pomegranate wine").

In Turkey, pomegranate sauce is used as a salad dressing, to marinate meat, or simply to drink straight. 

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