A question raised by several people across the country was how do you Juice a Lemon without a Juicer so if this is something that you also need to know, then follow the simple steps outlined below.
I personally enjoy the fresh smell of lemon when I am squeezing the juice from it by hand and I still feel that the best way of taking out the juice from a lemon is by hand. Here I describe 3 ways to juice a lemon with a juicer so take a quick look at them all and choose the method that most fits your own circumstances.
Juicing By Hand
Wash the lemon in the sink under running water and clean all dirt and gunk from it with your hands.
Roll the lemon in your hand for about a minute so that it becomes soft and warm. Do not roll it very hard otherwise you will puncture its skin. This process will break down the internal tissues and releases the juice.
Slice the lemon in half from the middle using a sharp knife on a cutting board. Now you will have two identical hemispheres. Remove any seeds that are loose.
Take one piece of lemon and squeeze it with your hand over a bowl. Keeping the other hand under the lemon so that the juice drips into the bowl and you catch all the seeds in your hand.
Discard the seeds. Now use both hands to turn the lemon inside out and again squeeze with both hands to extract the remaining juice into the bowl.
Repeat with the other half. And apply the same procedure to all other lemon pieces.
Juicing Using a Fork
Again, wash the lemon in the sink under running water and clean all dirt and gunk from it with your hands.
Next you will need to roll the lemon in your hand for about a minute or 2 so that it becomes soft and warm to feel. You should not roll it very hard otherwise you will puncture its skin. This process will break down the internal tissues and releases the juice.
Slice the lemon in half from the middle using a sharp knife on a cutting board. Now you will two identical hemispheres. Remove any seeds that are loose
Hold a half lemon in one hand over a bowl with a strainer and with the fork in the other hand push it inside the lemon so that the tines go deep into the lemon but not breaking its skin.
Jab the fork in to and fro motion while turning your other hand clockwise and anticlockwise repeatedly. Squeeze the lemon continuously, until all the juice flows down the bowl through the strainer.
Repeat for all lemon pieces. Discard the seeds and use the juice collected in the bowl.
Juicing Using a Reamer
Follow the same procedure as for fork but use a wooden or stainless-steel reamer to extract the juice from a lemon.
Final Tips to note:
1. Whatever method you use rolling the lemon, in your hand before squeezing it will increase the amount of juice significantly.
2. Lemon juice is highly acidic it may sting your eyes if it gets squirted in your eye. If such an event happens quickly wash your eyes with cold water.
3. Similarly, if there is a cut in your hand it will the lemon juice will sting on contact. Either avoid handling in such a case or use latex gloves.
4. A medium sized lemon will yield about two tablespoons juice. Although it is best to use the juice fresh, you can store the lemon by freezing it in ice cube trays.
If you need some help with Juicing your own Lemons – then take a closer look or view larger a number of cutting boards and knifes below that may be of interest to you by clicking on the images provided below…
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