Question of the Day: Is lemon bitter or sour?
Quick Answer: Lemons themselves are sour, not bitter, for the most part. But, to be fair, some species may be more bitter than others (along with still being generally sour). That said, most bitterness associated with the flavor of lemons is in the taste of the lemon peel and the white pith, not the taste of the actual fruit.
Do Lemons Taste Bitter?
When lemon or lemon juice hits the taste buds on your tongue, your brain recognizes the sourness of the flavor before any bitterness is detected. That said, when the white pith of the fruit lands on your taste buds you’ll notice a slight bitter taste. If your lemon has been cleaned well, and has no white on it, you may not taste bitterness at all.
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