When life gives you lemons, be thankful! This small citrus fruit is one of the healthiest and it comes with several essential vitamins and minerals that have an extensive use in the culinary world. Whether you like juicing them, squeezing them in your food or making elaborate desserts out of them, lemons are super versatile and can be consumed in different ways. The bright yellow citrus fruits not only add a distinct taste to your dishes but also have an array of health benefits. 

However, as much as lemon is loaded with nutrients, and is versatile, it is also tough to squeeze out all the juice from the yellow fruit. If you thought squeezing it once would give you all, you don’t know how much you might just waste. It is definitely not an easy task. Fret no more, as we bring some of the easiest and quickest ways to squeeze some more juice out of the lemon. 

1. Heat The Lemon In A Microwave 

This is definitely one of the simplest ways to churn all the juice out of the lemon. Simply heat it in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds without cutting the lemon into halves as the heat will soak up the moisture of the lemon. Put a whole lemon so that the absorption of juice is well prevented. The lemon will loosen up a little and it will be easier to squeeze out the juice. Alternatively, you can warm the lemon in a bowl too. Fill a small or medium-sized bowl with warm water (avoid boiling water), and place the lemon in the bowl for about 30-40 minutes before pulling it out of the water. The warm water loosens the stiff outer body, which results in more juice 

2. Roll The Lemon Before Bringing It Under The Knife 

Take a whole lemon and roll it hard against the surface of the slab or chopping board. This will help break the membranes in the flesh of the lemon, causing the lemon to spill more juice when you cut.

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3. Cut Lengthwise 

Cutting technique plays an important role in determining how much juice the lemon would yield. Cutting your lemon from top to bottom can help produce a lot of juice. The larger amount of surface area has chances of producing more juice. The thicker the layer of pulp exposed, the better amount of juice it will produce.  

4. Use The Sharp Edge Of Fork To Take Out Juice  

The sharp end of the fork when inserted in the pulp of the lemon can help in squeezing out more juice. Once the juice starts to flow in the container after inserting the fork end, rotate the fork to a new position every second. The pressure and sharp ends of the fork help pierce the membranes of the lemon, only to allow more juice to move freely out of the fruit.

 Aren’t these ideas just amazing? Try it the next time you use lemon, and let us know your experience.