Lemon Weights (Whole, Juice & Zest in Images and Charts)

I’ve put this article together to help you find everything you need to know about lemon weights. Including whole lemons, lemon juice, zest, and slice weights along with conversions for multiple lemons.

How Much Does a Lemon Weigh? (In Grams, Ounces, Kilograms and Pounds)

The table below shows the converted average weight of a whole single lemon:

Weight of one
whole lemon
grams120g
KG0.12
Ounces4.2
Pounds0.27

These weights are based on average-sized supermarket-bought lemons and are based on an average from a selection of fruit.

You can buy bigger lemons (especially if you’re lucky enough to live in a climate where lemons are grown locally) and there will also be smaller ones too, but this figure is based on an average.

weight of average lemons

How Many Lemons are in a Pound (and Multiple lb’s)?

Based on an average weight of 4.2oz (120g) there are around four lemons in a pound of lemons.

As an example, the sack of lemons in the image above weighed just over 1lb (1.06lb) for four lemons.

The table below shows the number of lemons on average you’d get for multiple lb’s (based on an average of 4.2oz (120g) per lemon):

Average weight in-lbAverage amount
of lemons
1lb3.8
2lb7.6
3lb11.4
4lb15.2
5lb19

How much Zest Do You Get From a Lemon?

The zest of a lemon is often used in baking such as cake or lemon curd, but it’s not the easiest thing to weigh or measure in teaspoons, so I’ve done that for you.

I zested average-sized lemons with a fine grater taking off as much as the outer layer of zest as possible and the outcome was as follows:

The finely grated outer zest of one average-sized (unwaxed) lemon weighs around two grams in total. This is equal to around one level teaspoon of zest per lemon.

The images below show what the zest of a whole lemon looks like in terms of weight and as a teaspoon measurement.

weight of a zested lemon = 2g
teaspoon of lemon zest is the zest of one lemon

How Much Juice is in a Lemon?

I juiced some average-sized lemons by hand to find out the average amount of juice a lemon produces.

For this measurement, I squeezed out as much juice as I could by hand, however it might be possible to get a little bit more if you used an electric juicer (which juices the whole fruit).

The average amount of juice that one lemon produced was 30g/30ml-45g/ml which is equal to two to three tablespoons of juice.

The chart below shows some more conversion measurements on lemon juice weights:

juice of one lemon weighs 30g

Amount of
Juiced Lemons
Grams/
Milliliters
TablespoonsFluid
ounces
US Cup
1 lemon30 – 452 – 31.01 – 1.520.13 – 0.19
2 lemons60 – 904 – 62.03 – 3.040.25 – 0.38
3 lemons90 -1356 – 93.04 – 4.560.38 – 0.57
4 lemons120 – 1808 – 124.06 – 6.090.50 – 0.76
5 lemons150 – 22510 – 155.07 – 7.600.63 – 0.95
6 lemons180 – 27012 – 186.09 – 9.130.76 – 1.14

How Much Does Sliced Lemon Weigh?

If you take an average-sized lemon of around 120g (4.2 ounces) and slice it into eight slices each slice weighs around 10-15g.

If the lemon is sliced into four then each slice will weigh around 30g.

When an average-sized lemon is sliced in half it will weigh around 60 grams.

slice of lemon equals 10-15g

Equipment and information used for this article

I used precision scales that weigh to 0.01 of a gram which is regularly calibrated with a 100g weight. For more information see my recommended weighing scales here.

All figures are compiled using original research and measuring.

For weight conversions, I used the Google weight converter.

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