An Assamese farmer inspects the lemons in his lemon farm in Mogorahat village in the outskirts of Sivasagar, Assam, India. 10/09/2010
An Assamese farmer inspects the lemons in his lemon farm in Mogorahat village in the outskirts of Sivasagar, Assam, India on September 10, 2010. Assam Lemon (Botanical Name -Citrus limon) is a major cultivated fruit crop of Assam state occupying an area of 8,700 ha.
Demand for lemons is increasing day by day as the hot summer season has started in Assam and other parts India. The fruits are oval and full of juice. It contain high percentage of Vitamin C (10 mg.) besides Vitamin B (0.02 mg.), Niacin (0.1) per 100 gm. Other uses are juices, pickles and squashes.
The juice is good for digestive system and also is good for smoothness of the skin. It prevents many skin diseases and can gives relief from pain in joints, coughs, lever disorder and ear-ache. Lemon juice helps to control high blood pressure beneficial in treating cataract.
Photography by Luit Chaliha.