Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

There is more fruit versatile that the lemon? There are some types of lemon and with them you can make juice, cakes, pies, mousse, ice cream or season salads and savory foods. It is a multitude of utilities that are even better when we remember that it is also a very beneficial fruit for health: there are many vitamin C and thus reinforces the system very well immunological.
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4 types of lemons most consumed in Brazil, that are: Sicilian, tahiti, Galician and carnation. They have the same properties and in general can even be used in the same way, but they vary in juiciness and acidity and sometimes must be used in different ways in the kitchen. Then, read on to find out what each one of them is for and the recipes we have separated for you.

Tahiti lemon

THE tahiti it is the most consumed by Brazilians, and it is not by chance that it is what caipirinha is usually made of! It is very juicy, has few seeds and is less acidic than the others. It is rounded, but not so much and the skin is very smooth and green.

Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

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How is the official caipirinha lemon, is indicated for preparing juices and drinks, mainly. Still, it is used in fish and other savory dishes as well. Here on the site we already made lemon in syrup, lemon cream and mojito.

Galician lemon

THE Galician lemon it has a slightly lighter green or orange peel and is even thinner than the other types of lemon. It is well rounded and a little smaller with a very sharp flavor.

Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

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It can be used in the same way as tahiti, depending on the region, including caipirinha, but it is one of the favorites for prepare sweet and savory, in general! You can make a lemon ice cream cake or madeleines, how about that?

Lemon

Despite not being the most commercialized in Brazil, it is known for being the real lemon. The acidity is stronger, the peel is yellowish and thick and has a more elongated shape. It is easy to recognize by perfume too!

Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

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THE lemon not so juicy, but it is the most used in sweets, sauces and liqueurs. Both for the appearance and more striking colors and for the sharp acidity that leaves a very striking taste. Here on the website we have already made some recipes using this variety: almond cake with lemon, creamy popsicle and pasta sauce.

Lemon cloves

THE lemon cloves or country lemon is very similar to an orange or tangerine. The peel is very orange, a little softer and often has an “overripe” appearance with some spots, but, don’t worry, it is anyway!

Types of lemon: how to use and identify each of them + recipes

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It is a very aromatic fruit and one of the sweetest among the types of lemon. Can be used for marinating meats or seasoning salads. The juice is also very tasty because the fruit has a lot of pulp and does not need as much sugar. But, of course, you can also prepare an incredible pie (click here for the recipe).
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There is a post with many recipes made with all types of lemon here on this link: 10 recipes with lemon to make at home. Enjoy!!!

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