Lemon in Taiwan is a pale-yellow elliptically shaped berry. The exocarp layer is a leathery rind with a unique scent and a natural insect repellent. Lemon can be kept in storage for a fairly long period and is readily available.
Lemon originally grew in the low latitudes of Asia and became a popular fruit crop shortly after their introduction to Taiwan. Following Taiwan's recovery from Japanese occupation, agricultural administrations and farmers continued to improve production techniques to the point where mangoes eventually became one of Taiwan's major agricultural exports.
Lemon trees are cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions. Taiwan is ideal for producing top quality lemon due to its geographic location and regional climate. The lemon is found largely in southern Taiwan and accounts for 9% of the world production.
Being one of the main fruit productions in Taiwan, lemon has a long history of cultivation on the island. In order to be more competitive internationally, Taiwan has placed a great emphasis on research and production facilities. The plantation process is under stringent quality control and periodically checked for viruses. Thus lemon production in Taiwan is top in the world.
Lemon is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, etc. For women, lemon has beautification functions in whitening the skin and in removing age spots.
Lemon rinds can be used in cooking, for sauces, in skin tonics and can even be used in making insect spray.