This versatile fruit, which can be used for cooking, in drinks, as a fat-free flavor enhancer and even as a garnish, maintains a steady following. The likelihood of purchase slipped four percentage points from last year, but lemons were the ninth most-popular fruit in Fresh Trends 2013.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When life gives Chef Jasper lemons, he makes limoncello. And locally grown sweet corn.
Sunkist Growers plans to showcase meyer lemons in mixed drinks at the Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference and Expo July 25-27 in Monterey, Calif.
When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.
Church Bros., LLC, Salina, Calif., recently launched three new salad blends for the foodservice industry.
Taste testing research just released by Sunkist Growers Inc. suggests that Americans can reduce the amount of salt they add while cooking by up to 75% by using lemon zest and juice instead.More Packer Stories for Lemons
Market Scope - Lemons — F.o.b.s as of July 14
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices shippers first grade 75-165s and choice 75-140s higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s mostly $43.80-47.90, 95-115s mostly $47.80-50.90, 140s mostly $43.80-46.90, 165s mostly $39.80-41.90, 200s mostly $28.40-32.90, 235s $20.80-22.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $33.80-37.90, 95s mostly $35.80-39.90, 115s mostly $36.80-39.90, 140s $38.80-39.90, 165s mostly $36.80-38.90, 200s mostly $27.40-29.90, 235s $19.80-20.90; unclassified (standard) 75s $24.80-25.90, 95-115s mostly $25.80-27.90, 140s mostly $26.80-28.90, 165s $27.80-30.90, 200s $22.80-24.90.
CHILE — Imports (5-13-25) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. A sufficient number of importers to establish a market were expected the week of July 14.
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