Lemon juice is made by squeezing the liquid from fresh lemons. You can buy fresh lemons and juice them yourself or you can find it in bottles from most supermarkets. You can also find lemon juice in powdered form from some shops.
Lemon juice can be used in both savoury and sweet ways. Its citrus flavour adds a definite freshness and a punch to things like salad dressings, marinades and sauces. Lemon juice is also widely used in drinks like cocktails and in other fresh juices to enhance the flavour.
Sweet uses for lemon juice includes; lemon posset, lemon tart, the addictive Lemon Meringue Pie and the unforgettable lemon drizzle cake just to name a few!
Lemon juice from concentrate
Bottled lemon juice is most likely from concentrate. This means that all the excess water has been removed after juicing. This is done to make it easier to transport and to prolong its shelf life. This process removes a lot of the flavour, and nutrients from the juice. Before it is sold water and flavourings are added.
Lemon juice nutritional benefits
Lemon juice possess extensive health benefits! is a good source of vitamin C, it has antibacterial and antiviral properties which can aid in boosting your immune system.
Drinking fresh lemon juice is the best way to reap its benefits. It acts as a digestive which can lead to better digestive health. Not only that but drinking lemon juice can increase your metabolic rate which can aid weight loss. It can also help balance your body’s natural pH level and aid digestion. Try it with warm or cold water before eating in the morning.
Lemon juice is also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
There are about 22 calories per 100g of lemon juice.