Lemons are one of the most widely fruits thanks to its numerous health benefits. Not only they give a great boost of vitamin C, lemons are also very efficient when it comes to treating ailments like the common cold, the flu, and it even helps in the prevention of kidney stones. This amazing fruit also improves the function of the blood vessels and it decreases retention of fluids.
Most of the people usually keep the lemons in a bowl on the kitchen table, or in the living room, as they look great and improve the looks of the room. Still, you should all know that this is not the recommended way of keeping the lemons as it interferes with their preservation. Continue reading and discover the best way to keep the lemons fresh.
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 seven days at room temperature. This causes lemons lose a lot of their nutritional value and their taste. But, there is a solution for this and and it is very simple.
To keep lemons fresh for longer (properties such as their taste, juiciness, tenderness), it is best to keep them in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag or zip bags.
Keeping lemons in the fridge will slow their respiratory process without completely stopping it, meaning that the plant’s aging process slows down but doesn’t completely stop. 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. Keeping them in the fridge is a perfect balance between oxygen exposure and cold temperature. Keeping lemons refrigerated can help them stay good for up to four weeks.
Putting lemons in the fridge won’t affect any of their healthy or nutritional properties, in fact, it will preserve them! Keeping them in an airtight plastic bag is also essential. So, unless you use your lemons within 5 days, keep them in this way.