There is nothing more refreshing than a fresh-squeezed lemon juice. It makes a perfect addition to many food and beverage recipes, as well. The tricky part is getting the most juice out of a lemon. The key components in squeezing the most juice from limes and lemons are: warming up the lemon and applying pressure. Both actions are weakening the membranes that trap the juice inside the lemon’s flesh.
Heat the lemon in the microwave.
This method can produce up to 30 to 40 percent more juice. You can either leave the fruit whole or cut it in half to expose more of the flesh. It is recommended that you leave it whole to prevent any moisture from getting absorbed by the microwave.
Roll the lemon before cutting it.
Take a whole lemon and roll it on a firm countertop. Apply enough force to squeeze down on the lemon, causing minor distortion to its shape. This will break the membranes in the flesh of the lemon, and will make the juicing procedure easier.
This video below will show you how to get the most from your lemon in only 20 seconds with a free and easy food hack. You will need are a microwave and a handheld juicer.
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