When Life Gives You Lemons


In this article you will learn:

  • The many benefits of lemons
  • Best resources and suggestions for buying lemons
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That Weird Old Saying…

People always use that one saying about lemons to tell you what to do when things go wrong, or things are bad and that frankly makes me a little puzzled. You know the saying I am talking about, right?
The one about “if life hands you lemons…”
Okay, so here is what I am going to tell you right now. If life hands you lemons you just smile and say “thank you very much” because believe me, lemons are about the best things that you could be given.
The ancient Egyptians were not the only ancient civilization to use lemons- they have been used wherever they have been found as long as there have been people.
From use as a digestive aid to a treatment for some poisons, lemons, and lemon juice have been treated as more than just “food” but as a medicine and so much more.

Where to Get a Deal on Some Lemons

In my small town, there is a small-time car dealer that advertises with a “home of the lemons” sign. One year he decided that as a part of his promotion he would give away a basket of lemons with every car purchased from his lot and of course, he made mention of how many of his cars managed to “limp along” for many years even though they were sold as “lemons”.

Once again, the fruit was being maligned for nothing more than cheap theatrics.
Of course, everyone loved the promotion but no one actually bought a car just to get the lemons.

After you finish reading this book, you are going to want more than a fair share of lemons. Because of price fluctuations and availability, there is no real way for me to give universal advice about the best way to get lemons for less.

Here are some very general ideas that you might be able to use to get your own lemons for the best prices.

  • Don’t be afraid to comparison shop. Some (if not most) stores will honor advertised prices from other local stores so if you are finding a better price per pound, show that advertisement to the manager and see if they will meet the lower price.
  • Don’t be afraid of the discount bins at your favorite store. My usual store has an “ugly” fruit bin where prices are outrageously low. If you find a good sale on lemons stock up and then freeze them. There are several ways of doing this.

You can freeze the lemon juice in ice cube trays until solid and then transfer to a freezer bag for long term storage.

  • A strange but possible solution: grow your own. Yes, even people who live in less than temperate areas of the country can possibly grow their own lemon trees.

Well cared for trees should start bearing fruit in two years or so.
You will probably have to still buy lemons for the first year or so after they start producing, however.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and if you need to, you can use bottled lemon juice for some of the tips in this book but not all of them. Make sure that you are buying quality lemon juice with no other ingredients, preservatives or
chemicals and always keep the opened bottle in the fridge.


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