Uses For Lemons

Lemons are more than just a sour fruit that you sometimes get with a glass of sweet tea. The fruit has several practical uses in the home that can save you money on cleaning products and other materials.

If you’ve used a food grater, then you know that some of the food can get left behind in the small nooks of the device. Use half a lemon with the juice and pulp side facing the grater to clean the appliance. Once the juice is on the grater, rinse in hot water to remove all of the particles that have been left behind.

Add the juice from a lemon into a small spray bottle filled with water and vinegar to use as a spray on fruits and vegetables. It will help clean the bacteria off of them as well as any toxins that might be sprayed on them while they are in the store or before reaching the store, such as pesticides to prevent bugs from growing on the plants.

Use the fruit to remove fruit stains from clothing. Rub half of a lemon over the stain, leaving behind enough juice to cover the area. Wash the clothing like normal for a refreshing smell after it’s laundered. Lemon juice can also be used to get stains out of carpet and furniture from drinks and other items that are spilled.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jackfruit

Truly sweet and far superior to pulled pork — this natural product is way more than simple nutrition for veggie lovers. The London Evening Standard even dubs it “the new kimchi, kale and cauliflower” just all mixed together. What a wonderful health combination!

Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about this uncommon fruit:

1. Being one of world’s biggest tree fruits, the length of a jackfruit can grow to be as long as 36 inches while it can weigh up to 100 lbs.

2. The jackfruit has been used as a staple crop for centuries in its native countries, Southeast Asia and India.

3. It does stink and some say it bears the smell of rotten cheese, stinky feet, or old pet food.

4. Being modestly grown in Florida, although Florida’s climate is perfect for cultivation of the fruit.

5. Many people have compared the taste of a jackfruit to that of banana being mixed with a pineapple.

6. The jackfruit has calcium, potassium, iron, protein, and a cup can have as many as 95 calories.

7. The jackfruit can be used for making smoothies.

8. Jackfruit can be bought at the grocery store in three can preparations: brine, syrup, or water.

9. Jackfruit is not a difficult fruit to grow as has been regarded as a miracle crop.

10. The seeds of a jackfruit can be grounded and then used as flour.

There are a couple of dishes you can also try with the jackfruit.