Kitchen tips : How to store lemons | 5 best way to store lemons fresh for longer

Lemons are excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, which are antioxidants and help remove free radicals that can damage cells from the body.If you don’t know how to store lemons properly then lemons become hard and loose moisture.So,here i share 5 best way to store lemons fresh for longer. how to store lemons

Despite their acidity, lemons go bad like any other fruit. Shriveling, soft or hard spots, and a dull color are all signs that a lemon has started to lose flavor and juice. Prevent this happening by learning how to store lemons at the right temperature.

Here are a few tips to store lemons the right way to keep them fresh for a longer period of time.

 

How to store lemons

 

Lemons are acidic in nature and have a very short shelf life if not stored properly they lose their moisture, grows unwanted black spots on outer layer of lemons and allow moisture to escape the fruit, making it dry and flavorless. Here is the list of 5 important tips on how to store lemons for months.

 

How to store lemons without refrigerator

 

If you want to use the whole lemons within a few days of purchase, just keep them away from direct sunlight.

store lemon without refregerator

 
This help to keep lemon fresh for at least one week at room temperature. After that, lemons start to lose their vibrant color, and develop soft or hard patches on their skin.
 
 
 
 

How to store lemons in freezer

To store lemons for longer duration let’s say for 3 to 4 weeks first you have to keep the lemons in a zip-locked bags, then squeeze out as much air as possible then you can safely keep them in the middle shelves or door shelves of refrigerator.

store lemon in a zip lock bag
 
This process help lemons to retain most of their juice and flavor for longer duration.
 
 

 

 

How to store cut lemons

We all know cut fruits always have a tendency to reduce water loss and oxidization which becomes yellowish color on the cut surface.

store cut lemons

 

To protect from this first place lemons halve cut-side down on a plastic wrap thoroughly wrap the lemons then put the lemons in an airtight container and safely keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 days.

 

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How to store lemon juice

If lemon juice kept in room temperature then it can easily generate bacteria in it and lose it’s texture.

So to store lemon juice for longer duration, first pour lemon juice in a dark color bottle so that light can’t easily pass through the bottle then keep it in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 days.

store lemon juice

 
Otherwise you can pour lemon juice in ice cube trays.  When lemon juice become frozen, transfer to a sealed plastic bag and keep in the freezer.After that you can easily use them to your dishes.

 

 

 

How to store zest

 
If you want to use zested lemon within 2 to 3 days , then transfer the freshly grated zest to an airtight glass container and store in a cool, dry location.
store lemon zest
 
 
Otherwise , place grated zest on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper first keep them in freezer then freeze them to a freezer-safe container
 

Kitchen tips : How to store lemons | 5 best way to store lemons fresh for longer

how to store lemons

Lemons will become hard quickly if don't store properly. Here is the list of 5 best way to store lemons fresh for longer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 150 Rs

Materials

  • Lemon
  • Zip-locked bag
  • Dark color bottle
  • Air tight container

Tools

  • Ice cube tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Refrigerator

Instructions

How to store lemon for longer time

  1. If you want to store lemon without using refrigerator keep them away from direct sunlight if possible use the whole lemons within a few days of purchase.
  2. If you want to store lemon in refrigerator for longer duration keep them in a zip-locked bags, squeeze out as much air as possible then keep them in the middle shelves or door shelves of refrigerator.
  3. For storing cut lemons cut-side down on a plastic wrap thoroughly wrap the lemons then put the lemons in an airtight container and safely keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 days.
  4. To store lemon juice for longer duration, first pour lemon juice in a dark color bottle so that light can't easily pass through the bottle then keep it in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 days.
  5. You can pour lemon juice in ice cube trays.  When lemon juice become frozen, transfer to a sealed plastic bag and keep in the freezer.After that you can easily use them to your dishes.
  6. If you want to store zested lemon within 2 to 3 days , then transfer the freshly grated zest to an airtight glass container and store in a cool, dry location.

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