This Simple Bag Trick Will Keep Your Lemons Fresh For A Whole Month
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Lemons are a commonly used citrus fruit that provides us with amazing health benefits. Aside from giving you a huge boost of vitamin C, it also has flavonoids that super-boost your nutrient absorption. I often recommend them to be included in all your juices, or just drinking it warm in the morning.
Most of us like to keep our lemons in a bowl on the table in our kitchen, or in the living room because they can add a lot to a room, aesthetically. However, this may not be the best way to preserve your lemons. Read below to find the best way to keep them fresh for longer.
Some people prefer keeping tomatoes, onions and even potatoes in their fridge, even though it is not the best way to keep any of these foods. On the other hand, lemons are rarely kept in the fridge, which is absolutely wrong.
Lemons tend to expire after five days at room temperature. This causes lemons to lose a lot of their nutritional value and their taste, especially that vitamin C in lemons are sensitive to light and heat. But, there is a simple solution for extending the life of your lemons.
To keep lemons fresh for longer (properties such as their taste, juiciness, tenderness), it is best to store them in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag or zip bags. Storing them in an airtight plastic bag is essential.
Storing lemons in the fridge slows down their respiratory process without completely stopping it, meaning that the plant’s aging process is delayed. Restricting a lemon’s respiratory process completely would have the opposite effect and end up causing it to age much quicker, so don’t try to freeze them.
In the fridge is the ideal place to keep the lemons cool and away from light, both elements that destroy the nutrients in lemons. This tip may apply to all other citrus fruits as well. They can stay good for up to four weeks without compromising their nutritional properties.
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