Lemons are one of the most used citrus fruits. With its yellow color and unique taste, this popular fruits offers plenty of health benefits. Lemons are abundant with vitamin C and flavonoids that can boost your nutrient absorption. You can include them in all juices, or combine them with water and drink this beverage as the first thing in the morning.
Most people tend to keep lemons in a bowl in the kitchen or in the living room without knowing that this will not keep their lemons fresh. Today, we will tell you an incredible method which will help you how to preserve your lemons and maintain their freshness.
A great number of people keep their tomatoes, onions, and even potatoes in their fridge even though this is not a good way to keep any of these foods. Lemons, on the other hand, are not stored in the fridge and this is completely wrong. Lemons which are kept at a room temperature will expire after 5 days. In this way, they will lose their taste and nutritonal value. Vitamin C is particularly sensitive to heat and light. Fortunately, there is an easy and simple method which will help you to extend the life of your lemons.
In order to maintain your lemons fresh for longer (their tenderness, juiciness, taste) you should place them in a sealed plastic bag or zip bags and store them in the fridge. This will slow down their respiratory process, without stopping it completely. In other words, the aging process of the plant will be delayed. Restricting the respiratory process of the lemon completely will have opposite effect and this will cause the lemon to age much quicker. So, you should not freeze them.
Keeping your lemons in the fridge is ideal since they this place is cool and away from light. This will preserve the nutrients in lemons from the both elements that can destroy them. This mehtod can also help you with other fruits. They will be fresh for 4 weeks, so you can obtain their all nutritional properties.
Source: Healthy Food House