Why know the ph of lemon juice?
The ph of fresh lemon juice can vary between 2.2 and 2.4 depending on the ripeness of the fruit.
There is a lot of information on wikipedia, but what people really need to know, or perhaps really should know is how can the ph of lemon juice help.
The figure stated above puts lemon juice in the high acidity range which accounts for its strong sour flavor, but just because lemon juice has this high acidity does not automatically mean that it is bad for us.
High acidity can have a detrimental effect on the body and we all need to eat alkaline foods like fresh greens to balance out the acid for good health. In fact some people believe that the higher the alkaline level in our bodies, the less likely we are to develop cancers.
There is reason therefore, to avoid lemon juice entirely…but wait a minute.
Lemon juice is good for you!
So why is a highly acidic thing like lemon juice good for you?
Foods such as lemon juice and orange juice are acidic in their natural state but turn alkaline when they’ve been metabolized in the body. And so they are normally considered to be alkaline forming foods despite being acidic before being consumed. Most fruits are actually alkaline except a small group that include plums, cranberries and prunes. These are classified as acidic because they have acids that our bodies cannot metabolize.
There you have it, lemon juice had high acidity but becomes alkaline after ingestion. Go out and buy some lemons right now! Or go to our little lemon shop and get all you need from there.
Every morning my wife and I have a hot infusion of freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh thinly sliced root ginger: not only is it delicious and a great way to kick-start the day, but it will re-hydrate you and make you feel good.
Lemons have many great uses