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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.


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.)

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    Baked Goods and Desserts

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

    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
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