I love fresh lemon and limes, but it seems like I am always tossing them in the trash because I don’t use them quick enough. I’ve tried the lemon juice substitute you keep in the fridge and I just don’t think it tastes like fresh lemons. I’ve also tried freezing fresh squeezed juice, but I’m just not disciplined enough. I generally just need a teaspoon or so for a recipe or to flavor some vetables, so I’ve been searching for an alternative. But, this alternative needed to be shelf-stable, natural, and most important it needs to taste good.
I’ve found all of my requirements in True Citrus. True Citrus makes several varieties and forumulas – from sweetened and unsweetened; for drinking and baking. What they all have in common is that they’re 100% natural and those that are sweetened are sweetened with Stevia. I’m still trying to decide if Stevia is for me, but I love that they also have unsweetened so I can drink it as is or I can add my own organic sugar or organic agave syrup.
True Citrus products are:
- All-natural and fresh-squeezed taste instead of artificially-flavored or sugared beverages which encourages drinking more water
- Made from 100% all-natural ingredients
- Preservative-free, gluten-free, sodium-free, and free from artificial sweeteners
- Unsweetened mixes are calorie- and carbohydrate-free and provide 25% of an adult’s daily Vitamin C requirement per serving; sweetened drink mixes are 5 calories per serving
True Lemon and Lime are untampered cold pressed fruit oils and juices that have been crystallized in a special process. Each no-mess, handy packet has the taste of two wedges, is easy to carry and can be used at restaurants, at home or on-the-go.
My favorite product in the True Citrus line is their shakers – filled with either lemon or lime, you just shake them onto your favorite food for a bright lift. My current favorite it True Lemon crystalized lemon on watermelon. It’s amazing. I also use it on cooked vegetables like green beans. So delicious! And for the hubby I made lemon chicken – he was impressed. I’ve also been making my own Lemon or Lime Coke by adding a shake or two to my soda.
Flavored and sweetened drink mix choices include True Lemonade and True Raspberry Lemonade. Both are 100% all-natural, sweetened only with Stevia, and only 5 calories per serving. The True Lemonade is definately going to become a regular drink here. The raspberry is good, but not stellar, so I’ll add fresh raspberry syrup to my True Lemonade.
Cooking with True Citrus products is easy. Make simple changes in your recipes and you’ll get great results. My cupboard will be stocked with unsweetened True Lemon and True Lime from now on. I’m so excited to have found something I can have on hand, ready-to-use, and not have to plan ahead.
- Dressings, Dips & Sauces
- Main Dishes
- True Lemon Recipes
- True Lime Recipes
- True Orange Recipes
Cooking Measuring Equivalents of True Citrus vs Fresh
Replace fresh lemon, lime or orange juice with True Lemon, True Lime or True Orange packets in your beverages:
|1 packet||=||the taste of one medium lemon, lime or orange wedge|
When cooking and baking with True Lemon, True Lime or True Orange packets use the following amounts:
|2 packets||=||1 tablespoon of lemon, lime or orange juice*|
|6 packets||=||The juice of one medium lemon, lime or orange*|
|8 packets||=||1/4 cup of lemon, lime or orange juice*|
When cooking and baking with True Citrus shakers:
|1/2 teaspoon||=||1 tablespoon lemon, lime or orange juice*|
|1 teaspoon||=||2 tablespoons lemon, lime or orange juice*|
|2 teaspoons||=||1/4 cup of lemon, lime or orange juice*|
|4 teaspoons||=||1/2 cup of lemon, lime or orange juice*|
|8 teaspoons||=||1 cup of lemon, lime or orange juice*|
*In some recipes, it may be necessary to add an equivalent amount of water to replace the moisture the lemon, lime or orange juice provides. In these instances, add both the appropriate number of True Citrus packets and the necessary amount of water. Example: if a cake recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, use 4 packets of True Lemon and 2 tablespoons of water.
True Citrus products can be found in over 15,000 stores nationwide and online. Use the store locator to find a retailer near you. Prefer to try a sample? Register and request a sample – please allow several weeks for delivery.
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