When you’re shopping for lemons, you want to find the one that will get you the most juice. But we’ve all been there: you pick out a good-looking lemon, get home and juice it, and it yields . . . a miniscule amount.
How on earth can two lemons have different juice contents when they look almost the same? Luckily, we have some tips on how to not only pick the best lemons in the bin, but also how to get the maximum juice yield.
Two of the obvious factors are shape and size. We found that the rounder lemons were juicier than ones that had a more elliptical shape. And unsurprisingly, the bigger the lemon, the more juice it contained.
But while shopping, the best way to get a sense of its juiciness is to squeeze. We found lemons that were squishier contained far more juice than the firmer ones, even when the lemons were almost the same in size, shape, and weight. But why?