When substituting lemon concentrate for real lemon juice in a recipe, use two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice to replace the juice of one lemon. Bottled lemon juice is made from a lemon juice concentrate and lemon oil and is a stable product that maintains its freshness for up to six months in the refrigerator. Substitute lemon juice concentrate for equal proportions in any recipe calling for lemon juice.Continue Reading
Before using lemon juice concentrate, it is important to shake it well to prevent settling and separation of the concentrate. While fresh lemon is often called for in recipes, others such as canning recipes specify bottled lemon juice due to its required acidity and its affect on the pH of certain foods. Unopened bottled lemon juice concentrate should be stored in a cool and dark location.
If bottled lemon juice concentrate is not available, other substitutes such as lime juice or white wine may be used to match the acidity of lemon juice. Both of these can be substituted at a one-to-one ratio. A mild vinegar can also be substituted for lemon juice at a rate of a 1/2 teaspoon per each teaspoon of lemon juice called for in the recipe.Learn more about Food Measurements
The juice from one medium lemon is equivalent to 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. In some recipes, lime juice, vinegar or white wine can be substituted for lemon juice.Full Answer >
A medium-size lemon will yield about six to nine teaspoons of juice. The amount of juice in a lemon depends on its size and how a cook extracts that juice.Full Answer >
Bottled lemon juice or lemon juice concentrate has a shelf life of 6 to 9 months when stored in the refrigerator. Freshly squeezed lemon juice has a significantly shorter shelf life of 2 to 3 days when stored in the refrigerator.Full Answer >
To make lemonade from lemon juice concentrate, add sweetener, water, fresh lemon juice, fresh thyme and slices of lemons to the concentrate. Serve the mixture over ice.Full Answer >