Lemons and limes are abundantly grown all across Australia. Moreover, it is majorly grown in Queensland. Also, a considerable amount of this fruit is produced in the Sunraysia and Riverland areas around the South Australian border.
As of June 2019:
More than half of all the lemons and limes are produced in Queensland. Nevertheless, some of the major growing regions are Mareeba, Bundaberg, and Burnett. Additionally, Lismore in New South Wales and Darwin in the northern territory are also famous for growing this fruit.
These fruits are high in vitamin C, fibre, and various beneficial plant compounds. These nutrients are responsible for several health benefits. In fact, these fruits may support heart health, weight control, and digestive health. Animal studies show that the extract and plant compounds may promote weight loss, but the effects in humans are unknown. The juice may help prevent kidney stones. However, more quality research is needed.
Australia is majorly known as a net importer of lemons/limes. In fact, an enormous amount of this fruit is imported from the United States. Nonetheless, exports have been tremendously increasing over the past two years.
As of 2019, 34% of the fresh lemons/limes were sent across to Indonesia.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)