Lemon is an extremely versatile fruit. It is a wonder ingredient but can also be used in a number of useful ways around the home and garden.
Here is a list of five extraordinary ways you can use lemon.
1. Stop insects invading
Repel ants by squirting lemon juice on windowsills and doorsills, and squeeze it into any cracks they’re using. To stop cockroaches, juice four lemons into two litres of water and wash the floor.
2. Clean the microwave
Get rid of caked-on food in the microwave by heating the juice of one lemon and 400ml of water in a bowl for five minutes, then wipe the surface with a clean rag. Take care as the bowl will be hot.
3. Stave off scurvy
For hundreds of years, sailors have been using vitamin C-rich lemons to prevent scurvy. The Royal Navy still requires ships to carry enough lemons for every sailor to have 30 millilitres of juice daily.