A Surefire Tip for Getting (Way!) More Juice From Lemons and Limes

published May 7, 2013
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We all know that the amount of juice lemons and limes generate varies greatly based on the size of the fruit, temperature, and how long the fruit has been sitting on your kitchen counter. But did you know there’s a surefire way to get the most juice — one that doesn’t require any new tools or gadgets? And this method can produce as much as three times as much juice! Watch the video after the jump for a eye-opening demonstration.

Slice it lengthwise!

I think of this video, made back in the good old days when Gourmet Magazine was still around, every time I slice a lemon. It seems impossible that cutting a lemon lengthwise could make much difference than cutting crosswise, but try it for yourself — the citrus becomes a little easier to squeeze and you can’t deny how easily the juice pours out.

Do you do this? Any other tricks for juicing citrus?