If you’re like me, then you love to keep lemons around the house at all times for things like cooking, cleaning, and making refreshing drinks like lemon water.
You know there’s nothing worse than grabbing one of your lemons, say for some lemon garlic chicken, and discovering that it’s hard and dry when you cut it open.
Talk about a major letdown!
This happened to me frequently until I figured out a few years ago the secret to keeping citruses such as lemons and limes fresh and juicy for up to a month!
Yes, that’s right!
Using this method, I’ve been able to keep citrus fresh for up to four weeks!
The secret is to keep the lemons refrigerated.
But here’s the kicker:
They need to be immersed in water as well.
First, wash the outside really well.
This is a necessary step because the outside of citrus fruits can get really icky with all kinds of bacteria.
Trust me; you don’t want to ever slice and consume lemons or limes without washing the outside rind thoroughly, the same goes for storing them.
After cleaning the rind, just pop them into a large container, I prefer using mason jars or a few larger containers for an entire bag.
Next, fill it with water, making sure that you cover the lemons completely and seal the top.
Keep your jar in the refrigerator.
That’s it, you’re done!
The coolness of your fridge and lack of exposure to air will keep your lemons perfectly juicy and ready to go when you need them.
Let us know what you think about this excellent preservation tip, or share some of your own tips in the comment section below.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a lemon meringue pie to bake! YUM!