The calorific capacity of a lemon depends on its sort and other factors – here are average numbers.
100 grams of lemon contains about 28 calories. The average weight of a lemon is 120-140 grams, so it will have about 35 calories.
The calorific capacity of lemon juice is 33 calories per 100 ml. Despite a low calorific capacity, the pure lemon juice is impossible to drink – it’s too concentrated.
Therefore, if you add a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice in water, its calorific capacity will be as low as 5 calories.
That’s why people losing weight prefer this beverage – it not only helps to fight extra weight, but also boosts metabolism, cleanses vessel walls, and has a nice refreshing taste.
Because of its sour taste, lemon is rarely used pure – lemon or sugar is used to sweeten it.
Lemon is rich in vitamins and minerals, essential oils, bioflavonoids, and pectins.