Many recipes require the juice of one lemon or the zest of one lemon. But exactly how much juice is in a lemon anyway? And how much zest is in a lemon?
In order to figure out how much juice is in a lemon we used medium lemons weighing about 6 ounces for our test sample. There are 2 to 3 lemons in 1 pound. On average, one lemon has 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in it. One lemon also has 1 tablespoon of lemon zest in it.
So if a recipe calls for the juice of 1 lemon you can substitute 2 tablespoons of bottled juice. Or if it calls for 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and you'd rather use fresh you can just take the juice from 1/2 a lemon.
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