Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons

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2009/05/08 13:21:56 (permalink)

Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons

If your still using fresh lemmons to make Lemon Shake-Ups:

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Is there a way to get the most juice out of a lemon? We squeezed a dozen lemons—cold lemons, lemons rolled on a hard surface, room-temperature lemons, and warm lemons—and found that each yielded the same amount of juice, although warm and room-temperature lemons were softer and therefore easier to squeeze than cold lemons. To quickly warm a cold lemon, you can heat it in the microwave until it is warm to the touch.

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    divefl
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/08 13:46:09 (permalink)
    Next weeks tip...Which gets the most juice out of lemons: juicer, hand queezing, or sledge hammer?

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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/08 14:23:14 (permalink)
    divefl

    Next weeks tip...Which gets the most juice out of lemons: juicer, hand queezing, or sledge hammer?

    :D


    I find that Gallagher's Sledge-O-Matic works the best on all fruits especially Watermelon!
    http://gallaghersmash.com/gallagear.shtml
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/13 23:07:16 (permalink)
    Well a tip from my grandmother who made the best fresh lemonade in town is to wash your lemons, dry them, then rasp them in the sugar your are using to make your lemonade.

    You will get the oils from the lemon incorporated into the sugar, and that makes for a better tasting lemonade.

    Then, you cut in half and squeeze the juice out using a juicer (mine is electric)
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/13 23:48:46 (permalink)
    Well about the only time I use lemons is if I make a lemon martini..... and I just juice them as I would for anything else. Fresh lemons are so much better than juice concentrate but I do cheat from time to time.

    I do like to use the rind for cakes and pies.



    Dennis in Cary
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/14 01:00:15 (permalink)
      I freeze my lemons for juice first and then soak in cold water to thaw as this will expand the cells holding the juice thereby breaking the cell membrane. This process "pre-squeezes the lemon." so to speak. I find that I get the best yield with the least work.

    JMHO

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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/14 01:02:51 (permalink)
    Angelle

    Well a tip from my grandmother who made the best fresh lemonade in town is to wash your lemons, dry them, then rasp them in the sugar your are using to make your lemonade.

    You will get the oils from the lemon incorporated into the sugar, and that makes for a better tasting lemonade.

    Then, you cut in half and squeeze the juice out using a juicer (mine is electric)



    Excellent tip and it would be good for lemon shakeups.
    TY
    Jack


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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/14 02:30:55 (permalink)
    Here's the least expensive Juicer you'll ever find. I've used one for years. Simple as you can get!
    http://www.amazon.com/Oxo-Good-Grips-Wooden-Reamer/dp/B0007VO0DA/ref=sr_1_2/175-4162618-5548960?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1242282458&sr=1-2
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/14 17:07:50 (permalink)
    I have my staff peel and pit the lemons then put them in my Vita Mixer, the pits and peel make lemonade too bitter, IMHO.
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    Re:Getting the Most Juice Out of Lemons 2009/05/14 21:52:36 (permalink)
    chewingthefat

    I have my staff peel and pit the lemons then put them in my Vita Mixer, the pits and peel make lemonade too bitter, IMHO.


    Do you do this for events? How many do you do, how long does that take?

    I think Vita Mixers are to cool. Great Tool.

    Jack
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