How To Clean Lemon
Knowing how to clean lemon is crucial to get rid of bacteria, dirt, or chemical residues present on the lemon surface. Cleaning lemons gain more importance if the lemon rind or zest is included in recipes. However, this doesn't mean that you can ignore washing the fruits if you plan on using only the juice for the dirt can penetrate the fruit, while cutting lemons and reach the juice. So with no further ado, here are the steps to clean lemons
Requirements for Cleaning Lemons
- Soft vegetable scrub brush
- Kitchen towels
- Fresh water
Cleaning Lemons Prior to Cutting Them
- Fill the sink with fresh water.
- Place all lemons in the water and let them soak in water for 5 minutes.
- Gently brush them with a soft brush to remove any adhering pesticides, chemicals, dirt and grime.
- Drain water from the sink.
- Wash scrubbed lemons under clean tap water.
- Pat dry the lemons with kitchen towels.
If the lemons are very dirty you might even try washing them with a little bit of soap solution to clean them thoroughly. Just add some soap into the water in the sink and scrub with the brush to get rid of all stubborn dirt. This type of cleaning is recommended if you are planning to use lemon zest or rind in your cooking. Make sure to wash off the soap thoroughly after scrubbing and cleaning. Soak lemon in fresh water and then wash again under running water to get rid of all soap residues.