Coming into winter lemons are in season and easy to get your hands on (cheap too!) Aside from being rich in Vitamin C (making them great for your immune system) and antioxidants (help fight free radicals), lemons are a great addition to your diet. Whether it’s zest in your dessert, a drizzle on your salad or a squeeze in your water, lemon and its juice have many ways it can zing up your food.
But believe it or not, there’s actually a lot more you can do with lemon than simply use it for taste.
Here a 7 Lemon Hacks you can use in the kitchen to help make life just that little bit zestier:
- Prevent browning
A few squeezes of lemon juice can do wonders for avocados, apples, and bananas! Because lemon juice is acidic, it helps prevent produce turning brown.
- Stop rice from sticking
Adding a few drops of lemon to your cooking water helps prevent this. Added tip: the lemon juice also whitens your rice!
- Tenderise meat
The acidity breaks down the fibres in meat, leaving it perfectly fork-tender.
- Crisp your lettuce
To crisp limp leaves, soak them in a bowl of cold water and ½ cup of lemon juice, then refrigerate for an hour.
- Transform a meal
It brightens up creamier dishes and is a great sodium-free substitute for salt.
- Keep brown sugar soft
Add a slice of the skin to your box of brown sugar to keep it from clumping.
- Cook perfect hard-boiled eggs
Brush eggshells with lemon juice before adding them to the pot. The lemon juice helps keep the shells from cracking while they cook.
These hacks are courtesy of aol.com
believe it or not, there’s actually a lot more you can do with lemon than simply use it for taste.