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    Lemon History

    Lemon is said to have come from India. From there it entered into Europe. It is believed that the origin of the word “lemon” maybe Middle Eastern. The juice of lemon is about 5% to 6% citric acid which gives it the distinct taste. Apart from its amazing culinary uses, like imparting taste and flavor in the dishes to which it is added, lemon has other interesting uses too. It helps with hair care, skin care, to treat burns, indigestion, as a cleaning agent to just mention a few.

    In baking lemon/lemon juice is used as an egg substitute in certain recipes (see below).

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    Lemon vs. Vinegar

    Freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice works out as a good egg substitute in certain recipes. It is more like a substitute for vinegar when that’s not readily available. The citric acid in the lemon mimics eggs’ ability to make the baked product light and airy. That being said that orange juice wouldn’t help that much because it’s not as “citrus-sy” as lemon juice.

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    Best Suitable Recipes

    Mostly flavorless because it’s only used in recipes with 1 egg, so 2 tablespoons of lemon juice shouldn’t leave much of a residual flavor when combined with rest of the ingredients in the recipe. Best suitable for Cakes, cupcakes, muffins and quick breads.

How to use Lemon/Lime Juice as an egg substitute?

Lemon/Lime JuiceIf you don’t have vinegar in hand, lemon juice is a very good substitute, yes a substitute for an egg replacement.

Up to 2 tablespoons of lemon juice can be used for 1 egg replacement in a recipe. However, it’s suggested that it’s not suitable in recipes which uses more than 1 egg.

Lemon/Lime Juice Recipes

Here are some baking recipes which use lemon/lime juice as an egg substitute. Also, find cooking recipes using lemon as one of the ingredients.

Eggless Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins (Updated)

(from 214 reviews)
It's unbelievable that these light & airy vegan blueberry muffins are made with vinegar, not eggs. This is the best eggless blueberry muffin.

Vegan Cocoa Apple Cake

(from 7 reviews)
Check out this amazing vegan cocoa apple cake recipe. Its simple to bake but has a great taste!

Announcing Egg Substitute Event – Vinegar

Bake using vinegar or lemon juice as egg substitute.

Baked Tofu – Indian Style

(from 11 reviews)
Want to try tofu recipe Indian style? This baked tofu recipe is a good one to try. With a blend of flavourful Indian spices, marinating it enough, helps the tofu to soak up the flavour and the result is this delicious baked tofu.

Eggless Banana Ice Cream

A very easy recipe to make eggless banana ice cream at home without an ice cream maker.

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

(from 5 reviews)
I don't have enough adjectives to describe these cute, moist and fluffy mini muffins. The flavor of fresh lemon juice and zest along with the crunchy poppy seeds will make these bite size muffins a mega hit.

Gluten-Free, Flourless, Vegan Chocolate Cake

(from 6 reviews)
The unusual combination of chickpeas, beets and chocolate come together and transforms into this delicious and decadent gluten-free, flourless and vegan chocolate cake.

Low Fat Samosas in a jiffy!

(from 1 review)
Prepare samosas in a jiffy using fillo shells. It's a healthy treat too!

Raspberry Lemonade and Pops

Raspberry season is almost around the corner. Make your annual trip to your favorite "pick-your-own" farms, bring the berries home and prepare this vibrant and refreshing lemonade with your kids and see it becoming your family's summer tradition.
Vegan Lemon Pepper Pasta

Vegan Lemon Pepper Pasta – A Diet Food

A very simple recipe to prepare a vegan pasta main dish using whole wheat penne pasta, asparagus, bell pepper and seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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