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Test Kitchen tips: Juicing citrus

May 24, 2012 |  8:34 am


When you're looking to get as much juice out of those limes as you can -- say for that pitcher of margaritas you're planning to fix this weekend -- bring the limes up to room temperature before juicing.

Room temperature citrus will yield more juice than fruits that have just been taken out of the fridge. Leave the fruits out on the counter before using, or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds. Rolling the fruit under a little pressure on a countertop, or another flat surface, will also loosen them up a bit so you can squeeze out more juice. Cheers!

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