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Lemons are grown commercially in Corsica, especially along the island’s east coast which is also home to France’s Citrus Biological Resource Centre. But most of the lemons sold in France come from Spain or even further afield.

Lemony word

citron pressé: freshly squeezed lemon juice, served with a jug of water

citronnade: lemonade, but not limonade...

crème au citron: lemon custard

crème de citron: lemon curd

jus de citron: lemon juice

presse-citron: lemon squeezer

zestes de citron: lemon zest


Fruit and nuts

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Maurizio