The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Native to China, the Meyer was introduced to the U.S. 100 years ago (1908) by Frank Meyer, an agricultural explorer and employee of the USDA. Plump, juicy, and dark yellow, they are sweeter than other lemons and have an aroma that suggests honey and thyme. Meyer lemons are prized for their lower acidic content which allows for a sweeter taste. Pastry chefs are especially fond of this lemon for its rich flavor and dramatic coloring. Cholesterol-free and a good source of vitamin C, add a new twist to your cuisine!