Here’s a way to keep lemons fresh for up to 3 months

The lemon is the citrus fruit that is probably the most commonly used in the kitchen. And if you are like most people, you also most likely store your lemons in the refrigerator, only to find them rotting in a very short amount of time. However, here we are going to discuss how to keep lemons fresh for much longer with just a couple of easy steps.


There is good reason to keep lemons on hand. They are rich in vitamin C and promote healthy digestion. They can also help with the assimilation of iron which is found in many types of vegetables and the absorption of calcium. The lemon peel alone also can be used in a variety of ways around the house. So it is with good reason that we would want to keep our lemons fresh for as long as possible.

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But like all fruits, your lemons are inevitably going to start rotting. They begin to get soft and start losing their vibrant, yellow color. So let’s take a look at how to delay this process.

Tips for preserving lemons

Our first tip for keeping lemons fresh is immersing them in water. Make sure your lemons are fully immersed in water before placing them in the fridge. This will help the lemons contain their water content and keep the peel properly hydrated. By using this technique, your lemons can potentially stay fresh for up to three months.

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If you want to try and keep your lemons fresh for even longer, then you may want to try storing them in the freezer. Start by placing each lemon in an airtight bag or container, then all you have to do is store them in the freezer. Since the lemons won’t be exposed to air, there will be no oxidation, beginning the rotting process.

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