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Juicing Citrus

Although citrus fruits are at their peak in winter, they'll add sunshine to your cooking all year long.

When choosing citrus to zest and juice, pick out fruit that is unblemished on the outside. It should be heavy for its size, and the skin should look taut and plump, not shriveled. Most citrus fruit at the grocery store has been waxed to make it look more appealing; if you'll be using the zest, you can choose organic fruit.


Yields

As a general guideline,

  • One medium orange = ½ cup juice (4 oz.)
  • One lemon = 3 tablespoons juice (1.5 oz.)
  • One lime = 2 tablespoons juice (1 oz.)



    Salads and Sides


    Brighten up your menu with these refreshing flavors.


    Baked Goods and Desserts


    It's not just for lemon bars! Try adding zest to bread doughs, muffin batters, and cookies.

    Comments
    Sep. 1, 2010 5:41 am
    Grated lemon zest added to whipped potatoes is wonderful. Make sure to add the zest once you are happy with the consistancy of the potatoes.
     
    Sep. 1, 2010 5:42 am
    Oh yes, if you microwave your citrus before juicing you will get more juice.
     
    May 4, 2011 1:22 pm
    i like this
     
    jodi 
    May 7, 2012 12:36 pm
    this is good
     
    Pamela 
    Jun. 15, 2012 1:36 pm
    Very helpful for increasing existing receipe!
     
    VanillaCookie 
    Feb. 26, 2013 7:16 pm
    Yummy!!!
     
    niya 
    Sep. 17, 2013 6:18 pm
    yummmmyy!!!!!!!
     
     
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