How do I store lemons at home - 16 clever way


  • 1 How to save the citrus long?
    • 1.1 Without cooling: 4 methods
    • 1.2 In the fridge: 5 Ways
    • 1.3 In the form of preservation: 4 prescription
    • 1.4 Unusual storage: 3 Ways
  • 2 Total
Knowing a few tricks, you can greatly extend the life of lemons.Knowing a few tricks, you can greatly extend the life of lemons.

Citrus fruits contain a lot of useful trace elements, vitamins and pleasant taste. Particular among these are just lemons. Let's look at how to keep the lemons at home, so that the product does not spoil as long as possible.

How to save the citrus long?

Storage lemons does not require any specific conditions, simply to comply with the appropriate temperature.

The shelf life of the fruit:

  • at room temperature - up to 14 days;
  • in the fridge - up to 60 days;
  • in sugar - up to 6 months;
  • in the form of jam - up to 2 years.

As you can see, the terms are significantly different, so I propose to deal with each option in detail.

Without cooling: 4 methods

Guide as lemons stored at room temperature:

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table_pic_att14959923161 Method 1. In a dark place

Grease lemons vegetable oil, add to a convenient container and store in a cool dark place.

In a plastic bag storage is not allowed. For example, citrus fruits "suffocate".

table_pic_att14959923182 Method 2. In sand
  1. Calcined sand in the oven.
  2. Thick layer (about 3 cm) fall asleep sand in the container.
  3. Spread top-washed citrus, pre-wrapped in parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle the top with sand.
  5. We put in a dark place.
table_pic_att14959923203 Method 3. The wax
  • Wrap each fruit in wax paper.
  • Melt and a candle using a brush to apply a thin layer of wax on their hands every citrus.
  • Then the fruit must be folded into an open container.

wax paper the price is quite high, but it is fully compensated by the efficiency of this method.

table_pic_att14959923224 Method 4. in vacuo

Use a vacuum vessel and a suitable container (example pictured).

Another option:

  • Fill a glass jar half fruit.
  • Put on top of a small burning candle and close the lid contents.
  • When will the oxygen candle goes out, and a vacuum.

In the fridge: 5 Ways

So, how to preserve lemons in the refrigerator:

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table_pic_att14959923245 Method 1. The compartment for fruit

Put fruit in a special compartment of the refrigerator (usually the bottom shelf).

Extend the shelf life can be if, in addition to wrap fruit parchment paper.

table_pic_att14959923256 Method 2. In water
  1. Pour into a glass container with a lid water (1/3).
  2. Put washed fruits into the water.
  3. Close the container and put the lid on any shelf of the refrigerator.

We need to change the water every 2 days.

table_pic_att14959923257 Method 3. Lemons with sugar bank
  1. Prepare a glass jar with a lid, it must be clean.
  2. Cut the lemons into slices of the same size (best of all - slices).
  3. Lay out the components in the bank layers: a slice of fruit-sugar, sugar and so on.
  4. Place the jar on a side shelf of the fridge.
table_pic_att14959923268 Method 4. With salt bank
  1. Repeat the first two steps of the previous version (best citrus cut into quarters).
  2. Fold in the jar lemons, large sea salt, bay leaf, pepper blend.
  3. Keep on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
table_pic_att14959923289 Method 5. Under the cap / saucer

In this way it can be stored and cut lemon. Just put a slice of fruit on a saucer and cover with a bowl.

Alternatively, you can use special limonnitsy with caps.

In the form of preservation: 4 prescription

Citrus fruit can be cooked whole variety of preparations for the winter. Most popular recipes are presented in the table below:

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table_pic_att149599233010 Recipe 1. Jam
  1. Prepare 1 kg of peeled fruit, 0.5 L of water and 1.5 kg sugar.
  2. Place all ingredients in an enamel container and start to boil over low heat.
  3. Boil syrup needed in 3 stages: first - boil for 7 minutes and let stand for 10 hours at the second - boil for 10 minutes and let stand for 12 hours - the third cook 15 minutes and poured into banks.
  4. Turn jars upside down and leave until cool.
  5. Stored preferably in a cool dark place.
table_pic_att149599233211 Recipe 2. Juice
  1. Fill the sokovarku slices citrus and sugar (1 kg fruit 400 g of sugar).
  2. Ready juice pour into banks and zakuporte.
  3. Turn upside down and leave to cool.
table_pic_att149599233312 Recipe 3. Syrup
  1. Squeeze the juice from the fruit of ten.
  2. Prepare sugar syrup: 1 kg of sugar digested with 400 ml of water.
  3. Mix the juice and syrup and boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour into tight banks and leave to cool.
  5. Hide in a dark place.
table_pic_att149599233313 Recipe 4. Cough mixture
  1. Grind 5 lemons and add to them grated ginger root.
  2. Mix the components with honey so as to obtain a thick mixture.
  3. Pour the pulp of the banks and hide in the refrigerator.

Unusual storage: 3 Ways

In addition to the above methods, there are three more:

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Method 1. Jelly

Lemon juice is boiled with gelatin and hot pour into banks.

table_pic_att149599233814 Method 2. Candied fruit

Zest need to be soaked in water for 3 days. Then you need to peel and boil to scald in sugar syrup. Next candied fruit must be dried in the oven.

table_pic_att149599233815 Method 3. delight

In a suitable vessel necessary to boil the juice of citrus, sugar syrup and chopped nuts.

The mixture was then poured on a wide flat dish diced after cooling and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


We found out there are many ways to store lemon - both fresh and cooked form. Videos in this article will show some of the methods clearly. If you do not understand something - please contact the comments.

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