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How can cooks substitute lemon extract for lemon rind?

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Lemon extract has a stronger flavor than lemon rind, so cooks should use half a teaspoon of lemon extract for every teaspoon of lemon rind a recipe requires. Lemon rind is also called lemon peel, when the outer part of the rind is grated it is called lemon zest.

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People can also substitute lime zest or orange zest for lemon rind since these fruits have similar citrus flavors. Cooks can also use dried lemon rind or lemon juice. Use 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, for every teaspoon of lemon rind the recipe asks for. This is the equivalent of half a teaspoon of lemon extract.

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