Lemon, orange or grapefruit juice is a great refreshment that contains a huge amount of vitamin C.
We love freshly squeezed fruit juices, but most of the time we indulge in those made from citrus fruits. The juice of orange, mandarin, lemon or grapefruit tastes great, but at the same time it is extremely refreshing and healthy. We especially like to drink it on winter days, when the need for vitamins is greater. Of course, citrus fruits are also squeezed for culinary purposes. For marinating meat, refreshing desserts, oxidizing salads and more could be listed. But do you know the tricks of how to squeeze as much juice out of these juicy fruits?
If you don’t have a citrus juicer on hand, place the lemon or orange in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. They will heat up in it, and the membranes that retain fluids in the fruit will soften. Then cut them in half as usual and squeeze. There will be a lot of juice coming out of the halves, and you won’t have to put much effort into it.
Citrus fruits can also be softened by covering them with a cutting board and rolling them before cutting them. The juice in the orange will thus escape from the membranes that hold it back, and at the same time its peel will soften. In this case, the juicy fruit must be cut in half above the container, as the juice will immediately drain from it.
To get more juice from citrus, you can also soak it in warm water before squeezing. Let them rest there for 10 to 15 minutes, and the water should be of such a temperature that you can easily soak your hand in it. In this way, we will soften the membranes again, as we did before with the help of a microwave oven, and the juice will flow from the oranges and grapefruits on its own.