The flavorful skin from lemons, limes, and oranges, called the zest, is often removed and used in recipes. If you need zest, it’s best to remove it before juicing the fruit. A rasp grater or the small holes of a box grater are the best tools for zesting.
A citrus juicer makes it easy to extract the juice from citrus fruits. After juicing, use a small spoon to remove any seeds from the bowl of juice.