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Old 02-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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if your house is cool, put the lime near the stove. that should help
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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I have heard/read variously that 10-15 seconds in the microwave will make the lemon or lime give more juice. Also that rolling it on the counter with pressure will break up the little cells and allow it to give more juice. I do both.

However, if the fruit is dry inside, it doesn't much matter what you do.

If you buy a bag of limes, you're bound to get a dud or two.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #13
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I have heard/read variously that 10-15 seconds in the microwave will make the lemon or lime give more juice. Also that rolling it on the counter with pressure will break up the little cells and allow it to give more juice. I do both.

However, if the fruit is dry inside, it doesn't much matter what you do.

If you buy a bag of limes, you're bound to get a dud or two.

Pet Peeve: This is why a recipe measurement such as "juice of a lime" is imprecise.
I've thought that about "juice of one lemon/lime" measurements too! It depends on how thoroughly you juice it too
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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I always give limes 12 seconds in the microwave (don't why I picked 12 vs 10 or 15, but it works for me). The only ones that are still dry after that are the ones that I've found in the bottom of the salad crisper - most of the others give a reasonable amount of juice.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:51 AM   #15
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So when you stand there in the produce department, and the lemons and limes are piled 100-200 hundred high, do you check every one before you make a decision?

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #16
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So when you stand there in the produce department, and the lemons and limes are piled 100-200 hundred high, do you check every one before you make a decision?

Welcome to DC.
It's not necessary to check each one. Just check until you have the number you want.
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