Organic Lemon Juice Powder
Tangy, bright, and delicious, lemon juice comes from the Citrus limon, or lemon. When made into lemon juice powder, it makes for a spice that can be added to anything in need of a little citrus brightness.
Lemons have a long history of popularity all over the globe, from being a status symbol in Rome to acting as a scurvy preventative for sailors. Lemons are the easily recognizable fruit that sometimes causes a bit of confusion. In other languages, lemons are called “limes” or “citron” when in English, those are two different fruits all together. In many Spanish speaking countries, it’s nearly impossible to ask for a lime because they just aren’t as popular or common as they are in the United States, and so some Spanish speakers simply refer to them as “green lemons.” This is interesting, as the word for lime in Spanish is borrowed directly from English, usually translated as “lima.” Still, most Spanish speaking chefs choose to read recipes with lime as an ingredient and simply replace it with lemon instead.
What’s in it?
It is made in the US from Organic Rice Maltodextrin, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate, and Organic Lemon Oil.
Cooking with Organic Lemon Juice Powder
It is perfect for making glazes, icings, and sauces. Use it in baking mixes, powdered beverage bases, seasoning blends, pastry fillings, and in soups. Bakers who love the bright, freshness of the lemon flavor lemon zest brings but miss that mouth puckering taste, give Organic Lemon Juice Powder a try. Use it instead of lemon zest or in conjunction with lemon zest. If you make lemon squares, dust them with this instead of powdered sugar for more lemon punch. It’s perfect for lemon bread recipes and makes for a great ingredient in doughs to be used for crusts of fruit-based pies.
When life gives you Organic Lemon Juice Powder, make lemonade! Combine 1/3 cup of Organic Lemon Juice Powder and 1 cup of sugar to a quart of water for some fresh, homemade lemonade. Taste it and adjust for your own personal taste. More Organic Lemon Juice Powder will make the lemonade tart, more sugar will add more sweetness! Adjust until you get the flavor that’s right for you.
Add a small spoonful of this powder to hot teas for a soothing effect of the throat when you are sick. For a summery salad, add just a dash off this to your greens for some extra zing. It’s also wonderful in smoothies or milkshakes, bringing in some brightness! This is especially the case with vanilla milkshakes and blueberry smoothies.
What Does It Taste Like?
It tastes like lemon juice! Tart, bitter, and delicious, it is the perfect stand in for fresh lemon juice when you don’t have any on hand.