Lemons are a common fruit that people use moderately to flavor meals. They rarely eat them by themselves, though, because of the strong, sour flavor.
One of the most adaptable fruits available, lemons are oval in shape with a noticeable bulge on one end. They also have a high vitamin C content.
The juicy yellow flesh is a little too tart to eat on its alone, but thanks to its citrus flavor and sharpness, it goes great with a variety of cuisines and components, both sweet and savory. Lemons are a necessary ingredient in the kitchen since the vibrant yellow skin can be used as well.
How to store lemons
In the fridge (for a couple of weeks) or in a fruit bowl (for around one week). Once cut, wrap and keep in the fridge for up to four days.
When are lemons in season?
All year round, but at their best from January until March.
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- Lemon Cheesecake
- Lemon & greens pesto pasta
- Vegan Lemon cake
- Lemon drizzle sponge pudding
- Chicken & lemon skewers
- Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake
- Crispy sesame lemon chicken
- Lemon layer cake
How to prepare with lemons
Make sure the lemons are at room temperature before firmly rolling them back and forth on a work surface under your palm a few times. This helps to break down some of the flesh’s fibers and will help you get the most juice possible.
Alternately, depending on the size of the lemon, microwave it for around 30 seconds; this will encourage the lemon to squeeze more juice.