Here are some other uses for lemons:
- Zest the rind and freeze to add to cakes or add to a jar of sugar to flavour the sugar. You can also freeze the juice or even wedges of lemon.
- Add slices to a cup of hot water for a refreshing and healthy alternative to tea.
- Rub your hands with a cut lemon before handling raw fish to stop your hands smelling fishy (avoid any cuts or scratches!)
- Add lemon juice or a lemon wedge to the water when boiling an egg to stop the shell from cracking. Hard-boiled eggs prepared this way will also be easier to peel.
- Make your own air freshener: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and 480 ml water. Leave to fizz. When fizzing stops, stir well and pour into a spray bottle.
- Mix 60 g salt with 2 tablespoons lemon juice to make a paste. Use to remove rust from bicycle wheel rims and handlebars.
- To clean a microwave oven, add a half lemon (you can even use a lemon that has already been squeezed) to a bowl of water and heat on HIGH for 5 mins. The inside of the oven can then be wiped clean.
- Whiten fingernails by soaking in 240 ml lukewarm water and the juice of half a lemon for 5 mins. Then rub the inside of the lemon peel on your nails.