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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.

Beets and Peanut Salad Recipe

Beets Peanut Salad

A welcome change to the usual lettuce salad, this vibrant beets-peanut salad recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Easy to put together, this sugar snap pea salad recipe tastes great as a side or a main meal all by itself.

Gingered Beets Salad


(from 1 review)
I would like to call this a mood and energy boosting salad. The combination of lemon juice, cilantro and ginger should kick start any sluggish metabolism.
Vegan Beet Cake

I Can’t Believe it’s Vegan Beet Chocolate Cake


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I promise that no one will be able to tell that it's a vegan and that too a beet chocolate cake unless you tell them. You may even have to promise them that it's beets that they are eating!
Brown Rice Burrito Bowl

Brown Rice Burrito Bowl

Looking for a quick fix, healthy, vegetarian meal which is also kid friendly? This versatile brown rice burrito bowl is the answer!
Indo Greek Salad

Indo-Greek Salad

The classic Greek salad gets an Indian touch with our own paneer, coriander and curry powder.
Mooli Muthia

Mooli Muthia – A Healthy Steamed Snack

Looking for a healthy breakfast or snack recipe? This steamed and lightly sauteed mooli (radish) muthia will be a welcome change to the usual dishes we generally make the day in and day out.

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