The Meyer lemon or Citrus meyeri is a hybrid citrus fruit that is indigenous to China. It is a hybrid of a mandarin/pomelo and a regular lemon. It is named after the agricultural explorer Frank N. Meyer who recognized it and introduced it in America in the early 20th century.
The mature trees have dark green glossy leaves and are between 6 and 10 feet tall with fragrant, white flowers having purple foundations. When fully ripe, the fruit is rounder than a genuine lemon, deep yellow with a faint orange hue, and tastes sweeter and less acidic.
Its full potential was not known until the early 2000s when some well-known chefs used it as an ingredient in their recipes. Like any other citrus fruit, their nutrition profile is amazing, featuring antioxidants like vitamin C and flavones that help combat oxidative stress in the body.
It is quite beneficial for correcting the pH level of the stomach, helping with weight, treating indigestion, treating sinuses, soothing a sore throat, clearing congestion, elevating mood, and strengthening the immune system.