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How to Prepare Fruit


How to Juice Citrus
Citrus refers to fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons. They are usually known for the strong smell and, of course, popular juices.

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Here is a recipe from our collection that uses citrus juice:

Drinking freshly squeezed juice is among the
best things you can do for your body. While
we're used to getting our juice in cartons or
gallon jugs, juicing citrus is fairly easy, even
in the morning for people who aren't awake
until after they've consumed their daily fruit
juice.
  1. Cut fruit in half on cutting board; with tip of knife, remove any visible seeds.

    Use the tip of your knife to remove any seeds.
    Use the tip of your knife to
    remove any seeds.

  2. Use a citrus reamer or squeeze fruit tightly with hand, squeezing juice into small glass or dish. Remove any remaining seeds from juice.

    A citrus reamer will help your extract the most juice.
    A citrus reamer will help your
    extract the most juice.

Zesting is another common technique used with citrus fruits. Learn how to zest on the next page.

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