Nutritionist reveals incredible hack that will change how you squeeze lemons forever – and all you need is a $2 skewer
- A Queensland nutritionist discovered how to juice fruit without cutting it
- She pierced a lemon with a skewer and pushed through to the other side
- The narrow hole allowed her to quickly squeeze juice without any mess
- A video of the trick has been viewed 374,000 times since it was shared last week
A nutritionist has discovered an ingenious way to juice a lemon in seconds without cutting it open.
Jacqui Baihn pierced the tip of a lemon with a stainless steel skewer and pushed it through to the other side to create a narrow hole stretching from end to end.
The channel allowed the clinical nutritionist from the Gold Coast, Queensland, to quickly squeeze the juice into a cup without any mess.
Ms Baihn, who specialises in gut and hormone health, filmed the trick and posted the footage on TikTok where it has been viewed by 374,000 people, many incredulous that they had never heard of it before.
Stills from the video show Ms Baihn piercing the tip of a lemon with a stainless steel skewer (left) and squeezing juice through the channel it made (right)
Stainless steel skewers are available from Bunnings for $10.98 per pack of six or $1.83 each, and should be washed and reused just like cutlery.
‘Well okay. Thanks again, TikTok, for teaching me more than my parents ever did,’ New Zealand Playboy model Sarah Harris replied to the video.
‘Isolation has made my life sad but this has genuinely made my day. Life changing!’ another viewer said.
One woman joked that TikTok has swiftly become a modern ‘university’ where people are learning practical tricks and time-saving recipes more than ever before.
Others were infuriated by the hours they have wasted cutting and squeezing lemons and scrubbing chopping boards to remove any traces of sharp citrus juice.
Gold Coast nutritionist Jacqui Baihn, a specialist in gut and hormone health, who shared the lemon skewering hack on TikTok
How lemon juice is the secret to a sparkling oven
A DIY cleaner made from lemon and bi-carb soda will transform your oven door from grimy to gleaming.
The ingredients should be mixed and poured onto the clear glass screen of the oven, rubbed in thoroughly, then wiped clean with a dry microfibre cloth.
The trick works so effectively because of a chemical reaction produced when alkaline bi-carb soda combines with highly acidic lemon juice.
The reaction produces carbon dioxide gas, water and salt which work together to lift stains, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals.
‘Ugh I have made so much Greek food. I have squeezed three bags of lemons by hand without a juicer and now I see this!’ one woman said.
‘I had no idea about this! I’ve been squeezing lemons so wrong for so long!’ said another.
Three people recommended heating lemons for a few seconds before squeezing to loosen the pulp and draw out more juice.
‘I put mine in the microwave for 20 seconds to make it juicier,’ one man said.
The skewering trick can also be used to juice fruit like oranges, limes and pomegranates without cutting the skin.