27 Jun Power Food Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Pudding Pops
Now that summer is here, it’s only going to get hotter. No other fruit pairs with summer like Lemons! Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. The lemon is an evergreen tree, it blooms a white flower and produces fruit all year round. Each tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons a year. 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.
Health Benefits of Lemons
When life gives you lemons … you’re in luck. Lemons are full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. They are especially good sources of vitamin C and folate. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, a quarter cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 3 percent of folate and 2 percent of potassium — all for around 13 calories. A whole raw lemon contains 139 percent of the daily recommended vitamin C intake and has 22 calories. Because lemons are high in vitamin C they can prevent the disease scurvy which was common among sailors stuck on ships for months. Even today, the British Navy requires ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor can have one ounce of juice a day.
A Fun and Refreshing Treat for the Summer Blueberry Lemon Pudding Pops
Lemons can be hard to work into your children’s diet besides lemonade, but try Blueberry Lemon Pudding Pops and change their minds forever! Follow this recipe from Super Healthy Kids for your child and you to add this nutritious fruit to your diets!