You did it! You found the Lurple!
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"But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat."
For those of us old enough to remember, that's a phrase from the song Lemon Tree, Very Pretty, written in the 1950s by Will Holt, based on the 1937 Brazilian folk song Meu limao, meu limoeiro. Many American recording artists did a cover of this tune during the 1950s and 1960s.
Here's one by Peter, Paul and Mary.
What's the deal with the Lurple, anyway?
It's meant to be a light-hearted reminder to think of fruits and vegetables in the same way this song advises us to think about love. Love is supposed to be sweet for us, but it has its sharp and bitter aspects.
The same can be said about fruits and vegetables. They're supposed to be good for us, but for some individuals, they may be sources of toxins and tissue damage.
This is an unexpected surprise to many people, just as unusual as a purple lemon!
So when you see the lurple, think of a caution sign. Slow down and be aware of what you're eating.
Helen C Harrison, M.A.
Consultant, Educator, Researcher
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