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Old 06-18-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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Lemon juice that comes in those containers

does anyone happen to know what the lemon juice that you buy in those lemon containors are equivalent too as far as real lemon juice. I know it's concentrated or something like that. Just wondering in case i don't get out to buying some fresh lemons. If I need 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, what is the equivalent using that type of lemon juice instead of the real lemons.

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Do you mean the juice that comes in the little plastic lemon?
I believe it is ReaLemon, and it's not concentrated, but from concentrate. You use the same amount as you would for fresh.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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I use it the same as real lemon too.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #4
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I'm looking at a bottle of Real Lemon right now.
On the front it says "natural strength"
On the back it says:
1/2c Real Lemon = 1/2c fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons Real Lemon = the juice of one medium lemon
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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Have you ever looked real hard at a bottle of lemon juice because it said "concentrate"?



Sorry I just could not help that one.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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The flavor is just not the same . Nothing like real fresh lemons.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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We live in Mexico for 6 months at a time & we can not buy lemons. I bring the plastic lemons & use the juice for dressings & tabouli. It works great & tastes better than trying to substitute with lime.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:26 AM   #8
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We live in Mexico for 6 months at a time & we can not buy lemons. I bring the plastic lemons & use the juice for dressings & tabouli. It works great & tastes better than trying to substitute with lime.

What? No lemons in Mexico? I'm surprised.

You could also freeze fresh squeezed lemon juice and take that to Mexico.
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3 tablespoons Real Lemon = the juice of one medium lemon
I thiink this is the most important measurement. It is natural strength, but, if the recipie says juice of two lemons, you need the info above.

Yup! It does not taste the same, I kind of went the other way lately. I used to use the bottled juice and I as making something and had some lemons that had been there a while and I said, let me just use these. After tastng it Now I always use fresh.

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Old 06-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #10
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I always have some on hand, but rarely use it to cook with....
Adding a little lemon juice to a dog's water is supposed to help with dogs who get upset by a water change. Not sure if it works the same for people. Just in case anyone wanted to know
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