3 Genius Lemon Hacks You Will Thank Us For!
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“When life give you lemon, use them to make lemonade”, and we completely agree with this age-old saying. But is that all you can do with lemon? We don’t agree! While there are multiple culinary uses of lemon, it has multiple other uses that you might not be aware of! Lemon is a citrus fruit, enriched with vitamin C which is great for immunity. But apart from that lemon is acidic in nature which comes handy in a lot many ways. Here are 3 genius lemon hacks that you can try at home and thank us later! 

1. Clean Chopping Board 

Chopping board is perhaps the most used kitchen utensils and the one with harshest of stains on it. Lemon being acidic in nature can do the job of removing those very stains. Not just from the chopping board but also from your kitchen sink and even the microwave! To clean the chopping board, all you need to do is squeeze a lemon on the stained surface, rub for a few seconds and keep it on for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing it with water. While for the kitchen sink, all you need to do is to mix baking soda and lemon juice and pour it on the sink. Rub the mixture on the surface and rinse it with hot water after a few seconds. Doing this once a week can keep your kitchen sink sanitized, free of dirt and grease! 

2. Save Apples From Browning 

This one is a game changer! Apple, when kept outside for long, tends to start browning. This is due to the reaction of enzyme called polyphenol oxidase that is released from the cells, with the oxygen in the air. Since lemon is full of ascorbic acid, it prevents oxidation and further slows down the process of browning. 

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Noticed how your hands starts to smell of onion and garlic after cooking? And even after a lot of washing, the smell still lingers on. But lemon is here to help! Rubbing lemon juice on your hands can help neutralize odours from any pungent food. Now you know why finger bowls are given to you at the end of meat at every restaurant!