Whether it’s a savory slab of salmon, or a sweet cheesecake, lemon juice can enhance a multitude of foods. But the squeezing of lemons to get their fresh juice is often tedious and seems to bear little reward. How do you all normally squeeze lemons? Most people typically cut it in half and get to squeezing straight away. But there’s a method that will yield much much much more juice, as we present below:
1. Warm your lemon in a microwave oven. If you want to the lemon juice cold, then just warm it for 5 seconds. If you want warm juice, use 20 seconds. The more you warm the lemon, the more juice you’ll get out of it.
2. After warming your lemon, roll it on a cutting board or counter while pressing strongly with your hand.
3. Finally, cut it in half and roll it as you would usually.
Just these few steps more, and you’ll extract so much more juice! Please try it out. You’ll be astounded at how much juice gushes out.
If you want to make lemonade or otherwise need a large quantity of juice, this method will save you a lot of work. Do it! (Also, for you folks lacking a microwave, here’s another way.)
▼ A demonstration video. You can see the difference the method makes.
▼ Warm your lemon in a microwave oven. If you want to the lemon juice cold, then just warm it for 5 seconds.
▼After warming your lemon, roll it on a cutting board or counter while pressing strongly with your hand.
▼This time, we only microwaved for 5 seconds. With more warming time, you should get more juice♪
(left) With microwaving. (right) Without microwaving.