Whenever you think of the Mafia, what comes to mind? You might think of movies like The Godfather, TV characters like Tony Soprano, or infamous historical figures like Al Capone.
You probably won't think of lemons. But it so happens that the oval yellow fruit was central to the creation of the Mafia, when it originated in Sicily in the late 1800s.
In this episode, The Indicator looks at the importance of scurvy and citrus in the origin story of La Cosa Nostra.
Music: "Head of The Family".