Lemon Juice Substitutes

Lemon Juice Substitutes

This article provides an overview of lemon juice, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make lemon juice substitutes.

What is Lemon Juice?

Lemon juice is the juice extracted by crushing the pulp of a lemon. It is most commonly used in lemonade when mixed with sugar and water.

In the UK, it is often used with sugar to pour on top of pancakes. Lemon juice can be freshly squeezed or found in a concentrated form. It is a popular method of quickly applying acid to any type of dish.

What does Lemon Juice taste like?

Lemon juice has a sour but sugary taste, with a hint of bitterness. It can leave a tangy feeling on your taste buds, similar to eating a lemon.

Is Lemon Juice readily available in Supermarkets?

Lemon juice is readily available in major supermarkets, it will usually be found with other unblended juices or in the condiment aisle, however of course the best quality results freshly squeezed is always recommended!

What are some alternative names for Lemon Juice?

There are no alternative names for lemon juice, however, it may be confused with lime juice or lemonade. The term lemon juice may also be referring to the diluted drink, the concentrated cooking ingredient or freshly squeezed juice with no additives.

What is a good substitute for Lemon Juice in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for lemon juice. These include:

  • Lime Juice is a good substitute, especially in Asian cooking
  • Lemon Zest if you have it (e.g. if your lemon is dry and doesn’t yield as much as you expect
  • Orange Juice
  • Citric acid