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The Lemon: Was There Ever a Greater Classic?

In aroma and in flavor, was there ever a greater classic than your basic lemon? But are you acquainted with its chemistry? If not, you may enjoy my article -just written!- on QuirkyScience. I get into the lemon's flavor chemistry and its aroma chemistry. Not only that, but I tie it in (believe it or not) to furniture and old tires. Yes, old tires. How is that?

You'll just have to visit the site and read my article, entitled Lemon Chemistry: Flavor and Aroma Profiles . Included is a list of 6 educational references for further information, from the American Chemical Society to Harvard University to the Smithsonian Institution to the UK's Materials Recycling World.

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MegL wrote on June 5, 2017, 7:03 PM

I can tie lemon oil to guitars - my husband uses it to polish them!

lookatdesktop wrote on June 6, 2017, 12:48 AM

Now I would not enjoy sucking on an old tire. But I do recall a girl who came into the hardware store with a peppermint stick jabbed into a fresh whole lemon. I could smell lemon and peppermint from across the store where I was employed.

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VinceSummers wrote on June 6, 2017, 7:06 AM

Yes, when I was a kid, that was very common. But it just seems gross to me.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 6, 2017, 12:28 PM

Thanks for this post. I always like to know about the stuff I'm putting into my body. Actually, I use limes more than lemons. But lemons are wonderful! :)

lookatdesktop wrote on June 6, 2017, 11:08 PM

Yes, and bad for tooth enamel I am pretty sure. But lemon is even put into Comet cleanser powder. I used some to clean the kitchen sink and it worked well to take the stains right off the porcelain.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 6, 2017, 11:09 PM

Is it true that lemon water is good for your health for whatever reasons?