How To Make Lemon Juice

Fresh lemon juice will boost flavor without adding fat. Lemon juice is loaded with vitamin C. It livens up fish dishes, fruit salads and steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, peas or greens.



  1. To juice a lemon: Slice a lemon in half. Cup your hand, palm side up and squeeze the lemon over your fingers, allowing the juice to fall through your fingers. Catch the pips (seeds of the lemon) in your hand and discard.
  2. One medium lemon will yield approximately 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Keep the lemon after squeezing the juice. There are many ways to use fresh lemon zest:
  4. Add one tablespoon lemon zest to the water when steaming vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle lemon zest on fresh vegetables.
  6. Toss zest in fruit salads or on frozen sherbets.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars
  • Protein
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.