Cut Lemons Lengthwise to Get More Juice

From Lifehacker


When you need lemon juice for a recipe, nothing beats fresh-squeezed, but it’s always a struggle to coax a lot of juice out of the fruit. As it turns out, the secret is to cut the lemon lengthwise.

Ian Knauer at Gourmet demonstrated this surprising trick by cutting two lemons, one lengthwise, and one the “normal” way, across its equator. He then juiced the lemons, and found that the one cut lengthwise yielded him nearly three times as much juice. For added juice, he also recommends warming the lemon up in the microwave for a few seconds if it’s coming from your fridge. Once it’s warm, be sure to give it a firm roll on the counter too before you cut. Lemons cut the “wrong” way might work a little better with a handheld reamer, but if you’re using a citrus juicer, or just squeezing by hand, there aren’t any downsides to cutting lengthwise. Click through the source link to check out the video.


Squeeze More Juice Out of Lemons by Rolling and Crushing Them First

If you want to get the most juice out of a lemon—short of using a dedicated citrus juicer (like semi-professional lemon juicer Adam Pash does), break … Read…

8 Comments on “Cut Lemons Lengthwise to Get More Juice”

  1. google says:

    This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at alone place.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.