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Tips for Juicing Lemons and Limes


Cooking Tip of the Day

Lemons and limes add a wonderful flavor to many foods. The best lemons or limes have smooth, oily skins are heavy for their size.

To get the most juice from your lemon or lime...they should always be at room temperature. Roll them with the palm of your hand on a hard surface before cutting and squeezing the juice from them.

If your lemon or lime is a bit hard… microwave on high for about 10-20 seconds.

If you are hand squeezing your lemon or lime…. There are a number of terrific gadgets available at cookware shops that will help you juice them.



Some gadgets will help you juice them without getting their pits in your juice…

If you prefer not to use a gadget, another trick to help keep pits out of your juice is to juice them cut-side up…. that way the pits tend to stay in the fruit and not drop in juice.

The citrus juicers pictured are available at Williams Sonoma.

3 comments:

Donna-FFW August 9, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

These are some fantastic tips. Thank you.

Judy August 12, 2009 at 10:55 PM  

I've not tried the reamers, but have tried the squeezers. Best one I found is at Wal-Mart, less than $5, cast aluminum, and supposedly for limes, but I've used it for lemons too. But the absolute best juicer I've used is a little plastic one that came with a bag of lemons. It gets more juice out faster than anything else. It's a cheap plastic version of the metal one in your center picture. Of course, the lemon or lime has to be room temperature too, as you said. Oh, and I've tried the method used on the Food Network, squeezing the lemon or lime with the cut side up. Too wasteful for me. I can get just about every drop out with my little plastic marvel!

Linda August 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

Donna... glad you liked the tips

Judy....Thanks for the additional info

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