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Lemon aspen

Botanical Name: Acronychia acidula
Family: Rutaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Sapindales
Genus: Acronychia
Species: A. acidula

Common Name: Lemon aspen, Hard aspen and Lemonwood.

Habitat: Lemon aspen is native to north Queensland, Australia

Description:
Lemon aspen is a large leaved small tree which grows about 15 meters and spread up to 5 meters. growth rate is Medium to fast.Flowering Time – Summer to Autumn. Flowers – White felled by small fruit..Foliage – Large deep green. The fruit just about 1.5-2.5cm in diameter, the fruits of lemon aspen are pale lemon colored with a rough star shaped center textured much like an apple center. It has a domination of tropical spice characters. With a tip-off of grape fruit, they have a tart lemon taste and works well with Quandongs and Muntries, but it is a must to ensure that you pick them under ripe. 100g of lemon aspen gives the juice, zest and pulp of 6 large lemons approximately. With the core containing small black seeds, it has a spongy flesh…..CLICK & SEE

Cultivation:
The tree is grown in small-scale commercial bushfood orchards on the east coast of Australia from North Queensland to northern New South Wales. The tree is quick-growing and requires regular pruning to maintain a practical harvesting height. It has a moderate crop yield, and bears in four years from seedlings. It prefers well-drained and fertile clay loam soils, with a sunny aspect and extra moisture when young.

Edible Uses:
Lemon aspen fruit has a grapefruit and lime-like flavor, and is popular in beverages, sauces and confectionery. The fruit has high antioxidant activity.
Popular in beverages, the fruit has a lime-like and grapefruit flavor which makes them functional in the use of not only beverages, but sauces and confectionaries. Typical use of the fruit includes: sprinkle over pizza, used a dressings and to flavor soft desserts. Noted for its high level of antioxidant activity, they are also used in relishes, chutneys. Best part is that, they are used as a flavoring for mineral water. Spaced out from that, they are added in roasted chicken to add some flavor.

Health Benefits of Lemon aspen fruit:

*At low concentrations, the fruit induces production of skin cells and these compounds have applications in anti-ageing cosmetics, skin repair & wound healing together with the field of regenerative medication in the long term

*Vitamin C can do good to your skin since it considerably amplifies the synthesis of collagen.

*In turn, the antioxidants help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.

*Vitamin C when delivered into skin cells is thought to trim down wrinkles and enhance the texture of skin.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronychia_acidula
https://www.nurseriesonline.com.au/plant-index/australian-native-plants/acronychia-acidula/
https://www.fruitsinfo.com/lemon-aspen.php

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