In addition to its properties as a beauty treatment and health aid, there are many other uses for lemons. Whether you enjoy the fruit alone or with your morning tea, lemons relieve sore throat, aid digestion, prevents kidney stones, and helps regulates blood sugar among other.
Here are 5 simple ways to add lemon juice to your dishes.
Lemon juice tenderizes the meat
Lemon juice is a great meat tenderizer; the acidity gently breaks down the protein fibers in meat, leaving it scrumptiously fork-tender. Taste the difference and add lemon juice to your oven-baked chicken dish.
Lemon juice helps you cook perfectly hard-boiled eggs
Did you know that brushing the eggshells with lemon juice before adding them to the pot keeps the shells from cracking while they cook? Also, it makes it easier to peel once they’re ready to eat.
Lemon juice makes your lettuce crispy all over again
A little lemon juice and water can help bring your leaves back to life. To crisp up limp leaves, soak them in a bowl of cold water and ½ cup of lemon juice, then refrigerate for about an hour. The leaves will come out revived and ready for eating. See this trick in action when you make our Healthified Layered Vegetable Salad.
Lemon juice helps you avoid sticky rice
Cooking Jollof rice with a new brand of rice is always a challenge. You find it difficult to figure out the rice amount of water to get the perfectly cooked grain. Add a few teaspoons of lemon juice to your cooking water to help prevent the rice from sticking together.
Lemon juice prevents your fruits and vegetables from turning brown
A few squeezes of juice can do wonders for avocados, apples, bananas, and peeled raw potatoes, since lemon juice is just acidic enough to prevent the oxidation that turns produce brown.