Once referred to as the “golden apple,” lemons have been treasured across the world and throughout history. A little lemon zest or juice can serve as a natural condiment to accompany any meal.

  • Key Attributes of Lemons

    • Perfect accent for cooking, salads and beverages
    • Zest releases fragrant, natural oils
    • Juicy
    • Available all year


  • Zest your lemons before you use them and keep dried lemon zest in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for later use.

  • A lemon at room temperature will yield more juice than a cold lemon, but a cold lemon yields the most zest.

  • When added to most potted plants, lemonade keeps the flowers fresher.

  • Use lemon juice as a natural stain remover! Or use a slice of lemon dipped in salt to clean copper-bottomed pots and pans.

  • Rub lemon onto your hands to remove the smell of garlic.

  • 1 medium lemon = 2 to 3 tablespoons of juice; 5 to 6 lemons will yield 1 cup of juice.

  • 1 medium lemon = 2 to 3 teaspoons of zest.

  • Juice lemons into ice cube trays, then store in a freezer bag for later use.

How to Enjoy

  • Though primarily used for juice, the flesh and zest of a lemon are also prized culinary ingredients.

  • Freshly squeezed lemonade is a very refreshing drink. Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of lemon juice to make this delicious beverage.

  • Zest a lemon into your dishes to enhance the flavor of your food.

  • Marinate meat and fish with lemons – it acts as a natural tenderizer.

  • Add lemon slices to water, tea, a martini or beer for extra flavor.

  • Use lemon instead of vinegar in salad dressing.

  • Lemon juice is a great addition to sauces, marinades and preserves.

  • If you are on a low-sodium diet, use lemon on foods – the tartness is a great salt substitute.

  • Sprinkle lemon juice over fresh fruit to keep it from turning brown.

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