Here’s What 1 Pound of Lemons Looks Like

updated May 1, 2019
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Lemons are deceptive. I’ve stood in the produce aisle countless times marveling at the range of sizes they come in. Picking up a pound of lemons that haven’t been pre-bagged largely depends on the individual size of the lemons you select.

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Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Lemons

One pound of lemons is about four average-sized lemons, with average being a lemon you almost completely cover when holding it in your hand. If we’re getting even more specific, an average lemon tends to be about one-and-a-half inches in diameter.

Aiming for average-sized lemons when shopping by sight standardizes this process. That way, every time you pick up a pound, it’s always comprised of the same number of fruit of the same size.

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.