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randyjl Apr 18, 2008 03:26 PM

Is there anywhere I can buy lemon juice concentrate. I don't want lemonade concentrate, just the juice.

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    jisun1 RE: randyjl Apr 18, 2008 03:42 PM

    I bought some at Wholefoods bc it was a much better buy than a single lemon and the ingredient on the label was just "lemon juice". I forgot the brand but it came in a glass jar, and it was at the fresh fish section.

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      nemo RE: jisun1 Apr 18, 2008 03:53 PM

      There are also citrus oils available. I have a Boyajian selection of lemon, lime, and orange. These are not extracts with alcohol. Supposedly they are the essential oils. A little goes a long way. Love them. The bottles say "pure lemon oil (lime, orange)." Don't know what your application is.

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        erica RE: jisun1 Apr 20, 2008 06:17 AM

        The brand is Santa Cruz. They also have a lime juice. But this is juice, not concentrate. Minute Maid still makes concentrate; look in the freezer section of a supermarket.

      2. sarah galvin RE: randyjl Apr 18, 2008 03:56 PM

        Why do you want concentrate? You can buy frozen lemon juice at the grocery store and I buy an organic lemon juice in a bottle in the health food aisle or a health food store.

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          jerry i h RE: sarah galvin Apr 18, 2008 09:07 PM

          +1. Just go to the freezer section where you normally get the frozen OJ, and pick up a can of frozen lemon juice. Just make sure to read the label and make sure that it does not contain added sugar or flavors. I have seen bottles of shelf-stable lemon juice concentrate in bottles in the juice aisle, but they taste as nasty as they sound.

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            saltwater RE: jerry i h Apr 18, 2008 09:25 PM

            How does commercial frozen lemon juice taste? My experience is that when I freeze food that contains lemon juice, when I defrost it, the balance of flavors has changed in a noticeable way. But perhaps they have better facilities than home freezing, so nothing changes?

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              sarah galvin RE: saltwater Apr 18, 2008 09:29 PM

              It tastes fine. Lately I have been freezing my own lemon juice. I buy a big bag and zest and juice the lemons for freezing.

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              randyjl RE: jerry i h Apr 19, 2008 06:19 PM

              I have been looking in the freezer section with no luck.

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                DGresh RE: randyjl Apr 20, 2008 03:25 AM

                It is made by minute maid (I think) and comes in a box (plastic bottle inside the box). As others have said, it's typically right next the orange juice concentrate in those cylindrical cans. Typically there are only a couple boxes of the lemon juice so you might have to poke around in the freezer case.

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