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They will keep fresh in here for up to a week or two, especially if kept loosely in a plastic bag. While they can be kept longer, they won't taste as fresh after this time. Lime wedges or slices can be kept in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Lime juice can be frozen for up to 4 months. If your limes are hard in the fridge, make sure to smell them. If they smell sour they're not good.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. Do I have to store limes in the fridge, or can I store them outside away from direct sunlight? If you do not want to put your limes in the fridge, place them in a bowl in your kitchen away from direct sunlight and at room temperature. Outside of the fridge, the limes should last for about a week.
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Purchase lemons and limes that look fresh and do not have any bruises, spongy areas or moldy spots. The fresher the fruit, the longer it will keep in your refrigerator. Wash the lemons and limes in a large bowl containing a small amount of dishwashing liquid plus warm water. Do not immerse the fruit in water. Rather, dip a fruit scrubbing brush in the soapy water and gently scrub the fruit.
Then rinse the lemons and limes under cool water. Verify that your refrigerator is set at the proper temperature and is cool enough.
Place the whole lemons and limes in a spot in the refrigerator where they will not be bumped or squished. Ideally, devote a drawer or compartment to lemons, limes and similar produce items. Use the lemons and limes in a timely fashion and while they are at the peak of freshness.
Do not store or use lemons and limes that look like they have begun to spoil, as evidenced by moldy-looking and soft areas on the fruit. Slice the washed and dried lemons and limes before refrigerating them, if you want to quickly reach into the refrigerator and grab a couple of slices later on.
On a clean cutting board with a clean paring knife, cut the lemons and limes into even slices. Only cut up enough slices to last for a day. Otherwise, the slices will not be fresh when you are ready to use them. Lemons and limes may pucker the mouth when eaten whole, but when squeezed over fish and poultry or added to dressings they add a zesty kick minus the pucker. These versatile citrus fruits are used to flavor cold drinks, add delicate flavor to puddings and baked desserts, or even as the secret ingredient in that creamy pasta sauce.
Storing them properly keeps them fresh and ready to use whenever you are in the mood for something to lighten up your dinner fare. Choose fresh lemons and limes that are smooth, firm and have a uniform color. Discolored or soft spots indicate that the fruit is past its prime. Wash your hands and all work surfaces and utensils with hot, soapy water before handling the fruit.
Wash the lemons and limes with cold water and vegetable brush.
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