Lemon Juice Day
Also known as
National Lemon Juice Day
annually on August 29th
Lemon juice is in high demand today, on Lemon Juice Day, and its uses are numerous. It is used for many culinary purposes, being included in many drink and food recipes. For example, it can be used to make lemonade, lemon bread, lemon curd spread, lemon cupcakes, and lemon liqueur. It is imbibed with warm water or added to tea. Meat and fish are marinated with it. It can be used as a preservative when doing home canning, and it can also be a short-term preservative, being put on bananas, avocados, and apples to keep them from browning. Beyond its association with food and drink, it can be used for cleaning and deodorizing, with laundry, and on the skin and for beauty.
Lemon juice, which contains 5% to 6% citric acid, has many health benefits. It has antibacterial properties and is high in vitamin C. It treats many ailments and strengthens the immune system. It aids in digestion and detoxes the body. Warm water with lemon juice can reduce fever, and lemon juice with honey can help cure a sore throat. The smell of lemon juice may help with relaxation and concentration. With so many benefits and such versatility, there is plenty to celebrate on Lemon Juice Day.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by using lemon juice for one of its many applications, such as for cooking, cocktail mixing, preserving, cleaning, or for health. Although you could pick up a bottle of lemon juice, it may be more rewarding if you use the juice from freshly squeezed lemons. There are various online resources and articles where you could get more ideas for the day, such as "34 Useful Reasons to Load Up On Lemons" or "20 Unusual Uses for Lemon Juice."