THE #1 WAY TO PREVENT LEMONS FROM MOLDING TOO QUICKLY

The #1 way to prevent lemons from molding too quickly

 The #1 way to prevent lemons from molding too quickly

 
Lemon is a kitchen staple, adding a citrus twist to a variety of dishes. However, the frustration of looking for a lemon and finding it covered with mold can be discouraging. Fear not, as we reveal the best ways to keep your lemons fresh and mold-free for longer. Say goodbye to the lost lemon and hello to a ready-made citrus for all your culinary adventures.

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Where is the best place to store lemons? 

If you want your lemons to last as long as possible, store them in the drawer of your fridge; Better yet, the bag is sealed and the drawer is crisper. There they will stay for three weeks to one month. Peeled lemons should be stored in the fridge and will last longer if stored in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
 
Also be sure to keep your lemon away from any growing fruit Ethylene gas producing things, such as apples, melons and bananas, will cause other nearby fruits to grow too quickly.
 
Not ready to give your lemon bowl a makeover? If you want to store citrus fruits in a warm room, be sure to keep them away from direct sunlight. Also, be careful not to store them next to other growing fruits, because they can last two weeks on your table.

Can you freeze lemons?

Preserved or cut into slices, lemons can be stored in the freezer for up to four months. Lemon juice can be freeze in ice cube trays for up to four months. Ideally, you can pull out a cube for another lemon vinaigrette!
 
Even lemon zest can be kept frozen for up to three months. Make sure to store it in an airtight container or freezer bag.

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How to Pick the Freshest Lemons in the Store

For the freshest, longest-lasting fruit,  pick lemons that are bright yellow and firm to the touch. Pay attention to the lemons displayed on the refrigerator shelf. They will last longer in your kitchen than the room warmers in the grocery store. 

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