Lemon, Nemu, Champara, Ilumichai are some common names of lemons in India, cultivated all over the country. Every Indian cuisine has its own unique way of tasting this little fruit. India is the largest producer of lemons in the world, but the size of lemons is slightly smaller than those grown in other eastern countries.
Citrus, tangy but fresh, lemons can instantly enhance the experience of any delicious meal. Lemons are versatile and their uses range from adding a punch of freshness to a drink to enhance the sweet and sour taste of meat and fish. Here are some of the lesser known lemon varieties found in India and their uses.