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How should I select lemons?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

When choosing a lemon, one should hold the fruit and determine if it is heavy. The heavier the fruit and the thinner the skin, the more juice it has. A ripe lemon should be firm, with a fine textured peel with a deep yellow color. Acidity varies with the color of the lemon. A deep yellow lemon is less acidic than a lighter or greenish yellow one. Surface marks usually do not affect the fruit inside, but you should try to avoid buying bruised or dried-out fruit, as well as shriveled or hard-skinned lemons.

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