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How to Store Lemons and Limes

The best way to store lemons and limes for maximum time!
5 from 5 votes
Course acid fruits, beverages, juices
Cuisine American, international


  • lemons/limes


  • Soak and wash well. Best to soak in vinegar for about 15 minutes to cleanse and remove dirt.
  • Submerge in water in a bowl or an airtight container.
  • Put the container in the fridge.
  • Lasts up to three months wrinkle free and fresh!



Other Lemon and Lime Storage Methods

  • Devote a compartment or drawer just for lemons and store by placing them next to each other. If it's not in the fridge, make sure it's an airy space. Lasts about 7 to 10 days.
  • Store in an airtight container or closed plastic bag in room temperature with the air sucked out. You can remove air from the plastic bag by placing a straw in the side of the bag and sucking out the air before closing. Lasts nearly a month.
  • If you ask me, it is BEST to store your lemons and lime in the fridge. I never store them outside since they will go bad much faster.
Keyword lemons, limes, storage
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