Organic Fruit Delivered from California Orchard via Priority Mail

California Organic Lemons - Unsprayed Unwaxed

$19.99$89.95

California Organic Lemons delivered from Zava Ranch are:

  • Nutritious and delicious unwaxed unsprayed organic lemons
  • Lisbon lemon variety organically grown in California
  • Harvested from the tree the day your order is shipped
  • Shipped directly from California grower via Fedex Priority Mail
  • California organic lemons delivered to your door
  • 5lbs of California Organic Lemons averages about 12-18 lemons per box (the exact number of lemons depends on size of fruit)
  • Please contact us if you are looking to order a large quantity of California organic lemons delivered
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Description

California Organic Lemons might come in a variety of sizes:

California Organic Lemons grow on a tree in a variety of sizes. Larger and smaller lemons, with thicker skin and thinner skin, all grow on the same tree side by side. Since we strive to be a sustainable orchard and not waste perfectly good organic fruit, we pick what organic lemons are ripe on the tree at the time your order is harvested and do not sort by size.

For this reason you might receive a variety of sizes of organic lemons in your shipment.

Some lemons will be large, some will be small. We ensure that the fruit is ripe, all the sizes are equally healthy, delicious and nutritious.

California Organic Lemons from Zava Ranch are unwaxed and 100% unsprayed:

We do not spray or apply any kind of synthetic or chemical pesticides, fungicides, or nutrients/fertilizers to our organic lemons or anything we grow on our land. Our weed removal is all done mechanically or by hand, so we do not use any herbicides.

Organic fruit is shipped early in the week only:

Please note that we only ship via 2-day Fedex priority mail on Mondays through Wednesday morning to ensure that the freshly picked California organic lemons get to our customers before the weekend and are not sitting on a truck or in a warehouse somewhere for two extra days. If you place your order later in the week, please allow a few extra days to receive your order of California organic lemons to ensure freshness.

Why are Organic Lemons shipped direct from California grower often not as pretty as fruit in the supermarket?

The reality is that truly organic and sustainably grown fruit is often not “pretty.” Because we don’t spray, wash, wax, or chemically-treat California organic lemons to achieve specific “marketable” appearance, our organic lemons might appear imperfect and might have visible cosmetic defects. This does not mean that fruit is bad. On the contrary, it shows that we are offering naturally-grown California organic lemons straight from the trees in our orchard – no washing, no sorting by size, no artificial ripening! Learn more about the meanings of various fruit labels (organic, conventional, grown without chemicals, etc).

Why should I buy California Organic Lemons direct from grower?

There are many reason to buy California organic lemons direct from grower. Buying organic fruit directly from grower is a better choice that benefits both your own health and the health of our planet.
 
Unfortunately, conventional fruit that is purchased at the grocery store has typically changed many hands over many weeks or often many months, from growers, to pickers, to packing houses, to storage, to distributors, to wholesalers, to retailers. Sometimes fruit is picked while it is still green, long before it reaches ripeness, to increase the time it can be stored and then chemically ripened as needed.
 

Buying California organic lemons direct from grower is good for the environment.

California organic lemons are harvested and shipped directly to your door, minimizing the carbon footprint of hauling the fruit between various locations including your travel to go pick it up at the store.

Learn more about why organic farming is good for the environment.

Buying California organic lemons direct from grower is good for your health.

When organic fruit is shipped directly to you by the grower, the time it takes to travel from the tree to your door is only a few days. California organic lemons are shipped at the peak of freshness and ripeness, offering you the most nutrition, enjoyment, taste, and medicinal benefits.

Zava Ranch – Ethical and Sustainable Operation:

We operate the orchard and grow our organic fruit under conservation and environmental health initiatives. We utilize drip irrigation and recyclable packaging whenever possible, and heavily invest in sustainable technology, such as solar energy.

Medicinal Properties of Lemons:

Healing Properties of Lemons According to Western Science:

Citrus limon (lemon) is a species with many valuable pharmaceutical, cosmetic and culinary (healthy food) properties.
 
Most of us know lemons as a healthful and flavorful fruit. Lemons also nourish our bodies with a broad spectrum of vital nutrients ranging from antioxidant vitamins C, A, and E to the B complex vitamins B6, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid to a full complement of minerals, including copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and phosphorus.
 
The valuable biological activity of lemons is determined by their high content of phenolic compounds, mainly flavonoids (e.g., diosmin, hesperidin, limocitrin) and phenolic acids (e.g., ferulic, synapic, p-hydroxybenzoic acids). The essential oil is rich in bioactive monoterpenoids such as D-limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene.
 
Recently scientifically proven therapeutic activities of lemons include: 1
 

– anti-inflammatory activity
– anti-microbial activity
– anti-cancer activity
– anti-parasitic activity
– anti-oxidant activity
– anti-allergic activity
– anti-diabetic activity
– anti-obesity activity
– hepatoregenerating effect (liver detoxification and repair)
– effects on cardiovascular health
– effects on digestive system
– influence on the nervous system
– influence on skeletal system

Recent studies into d-limonene, present in between 65 and 70% of these products, confirm traditional activity (anti-infective, cholagogue, anti-nausea, tonic, etc.) as well as proposing new properties (anti-cholesterolaemic, lipolytic, hypoglycaemic, ulcer protection, anxiety relief, etc.). 2

Healing Properties of Lemons According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) lemons are known for the ability to promote qi circulation, regulate blood circulation, clear heat, eliminate toxins, and resolve phlegm. In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Lung, Spleen, Kidney, Liver, and Gallbladder. The flavor of Lemon is sour, and it is considered to be cold in temperature. 3

According to Dr. Mao, Traditional Chinese Medicine considers lemon’s effect on the body cooling. It harmonizes the stomach and aids in digestion and replenishes fluids. Just as it cuts grease on counters, it cleanses the liver, kidneys, blood, mouth, and urinary tract while making the body more alkaline in pH.

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants, effective in preventing and treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, staving off cholesterol build-up, and all-around support of the immune system.

Lemons also contain an extremely long-acting limonoid, a phytonutrient that has been proven by a series of studies to be effective in fighting cancers of the mouth, skin, breast, lung, colon, and stomach. 4

Read detailed instructions on preparation and benefits of drinking organic lemon water.

Healing Properties of Lemons according to Ayurveda:

Lemon along with its peel is often added to Ayurvedic recipes and medicines to stimulate detoxification.
 
Ayurveda has long recommended lemon for a variety of other uses as well, including to reduce blood sugar; alleviate constipation, high blood pressure, fever, and indigestion and to improve the health of our skin, hair, and teeth.
 

Healing Properties of Lemons in Aromatherapy:

In aromatherapy, lemons are used to treat numerous diseases and lifestyle-related ailments: hypertension, neurosis, anxiety, varicose veins, arthritis, rheumatism and mental heaviness.
 
Lemon oil alleviates symptoms characteristic of menopause and is also used in aromatherapy massages to relax muscles, and for calming down and deep relaxation.
 

Healing Properties of Lemons Around the World:

Lemon’s high vitamin C content has been renowned since the days of the famed New World explorers for its use in preventing scurvy.
 
In Tanzania, the fruit juice of lemon is mixed with egg albumin, honey and cucumber, and applied to the skin every day at night to smooth the facial skin and treat acne.
 
Juice from freshly squeezed fruit of lemon mixed with olive oil is used as a natural remedy for the treatment of hair and scalp disorders in the West Bank in Palestine.
 

Why Should I Buy California Organic Lemons?

Organic fruit costs more than “conventionally” grown fruit. When deciding whether it is the right choice for you, please ensure that you understand exactly what organic designation means and the differences between many confusing labels.

There are also many reasons why buying California Organic Lemons might not be the right decision for you.

There is no right or wrong and everyone makes their own choices. We invite you to do research and ensure that your choice and your decisions are well-informed and educated.

References:
  1. Klimek-Szczykutowicz M, Szopa A, Ekiert H. Citrus limon (Lemon) Phenomenon—A Review of the Chemistry, Pharmacological Properties, Applications in the Modern Pharmaceutical, Food, and Cosmetics Industries, and Biotechnological Studies. Plants. 2020; 9(1):119. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants901011[]
  2. Millet, F. Huiles essentielles et essence de citronnier (Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.). Phytothérapie 12, 89–97 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10298-014-0857-3[]
  3. http://chinesenutrition.org[]
  4. https://askdrmao.com/natural-health-dictionary/lemon/index.html[]

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 × 4.5 × 11.25 in
Quantity:

5lb, 25lb