How much lemon juice from 1 lemon? (+ 5 tips to get maximum juice)

In this discussion, we will answer questions like: How much lemon juice from 1 lemon?, how to store lemon juice, and nutritional facts of lemon juice. 

How much lemon juice from 1 lemon?

From 1 medium sized lemon (3.5 ounces), we can get approximately 2 tbsp of lemon juice. 

The size and amount of juice of 1 lemon varies.When a recipe says one needs 1 lemon, it means you need to add 2 tbsp of lemon juice. 

How to get maximum juice from a lemon?

5 ways to get maximum juice from a lemon include:

  • Warm the lemon in a bowl of water
  • Roll he lemon before bringing it under the knife
  • Heat the lemon in the microwave
  • Cut the lemon lengthwise
  • Use the tines of the fork to take out more juice.

How long can you store lemon juice?

You can store lemon juice for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator. 

How to store lemon juice?

One of the best ways to store lemon juice is to squeeze all the juice from the lemons into an ice-tray and let it freeze. Their flavour will remain the same. 

If you want to store it in the refrigerator, store it in a plastic container or glass container that is not transparent.

How to keep lemons fresh?

  • Lemons are best kept in the fridge. 
  • If you really want your lemons to last, put them in a sealed container or a zip-top bag. 
  • If you have used just half a lemon, cover the exposed end with food wrap or put in a sealed container.
  • Another simple trick to keep lemon fresh is to store them in a glass jar full of water.

What is lemon water?

Lemon water is simply the juice of lemons mixed with water. The amount of lemon juice in lemon water depends on the person’s preference.

What is lemon zest?

Nutritional facts of lemon juice

1 medium lemon contains:

  • Calories: 25 kCal.
  • Water: 89%
  • Protein: 1 grams.
  • Carbs: 9 grams.
  • Sugar: 2.5 grams.
  • Fiber: 2.8 grams.
  • Fat: 0.3 grams.

Other FAQs about Lemon which you may be interested in.

Can lemons go bad?

Can lemon juice go bad?

How much zest does one lemon make?

What are the health benefits of lemon juice?

Lemon juice not only adds flavor to the food but also have various health benefits like:

  • Relieves a sore throat. 
  • Lemon juice prevents cancer
  • It prevents kidney stones. 
  • It is good for digestive health
  • Helps control  blood sugar.
  • Lemon juice is good for clear skin.

Other uses of lemon juice:

Outside cooking, lemon juice can do wonders around your house  in ways like:

  • Remove Stains From Dishes and Storage Containers
  • Kill bacterias on cutting board and utensils
  • Clean and remove odour from microwave
  • Remove rust or mildew stains
  • Make Glass Sparkle
  • Salvage Hardened Paint Brushes

Is it healthy to drink lemon juice daily?

Lemon juice have a lot of health benefits but consuming it daily can cause

can cause enamel erosion or tooth decay because of the acid in the citrus fruit. Too much lemon water can also lead to heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and other gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.

How to make lemonade from lemon juice?

Make “simple syrup”:  Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and remove from heat.

2 Juice the lemons: While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice your lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4 to 6 of them should be enough for one cup of juice.

3 Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, water: Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted. Add ice if you like chilled lemonade.

What is lemon zest?

Lemon zest is the flavorful, colorful portion of the rind of lemon. If you have frozen or dried lemon zest on hand, it can serve as a concentrated source of lemon flavor and acidity. It works well in desserts and recipes in which lemon is a primary flavor.

Why add lemon zest to a recipe?

  • Lemon zest zest has lots of essential oils that add strong citrus flavors.
  • Adding zest to a recipe really infuses a bright lemon flavor to baked goods, both sweet and savory, salad dressings, creamy desserts, icings, and ice creams.
  • Sprinkle lemon zest over finished desserts or even veggies adds a pretty yellow color plus flavor.


In this blog, we discussed measurement of lemon juice from 1 lemon, uses of lemon juice, how to keep lemons fresh, health risks of consuming lemon juice daily, and what lemon zest is. 


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