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Storing lemons properly will ensure that they stay good until you need them. This is a guide storing lemons.

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June 10, 2009 Flag

I wash and dry fresh lemons. Cut them into wedges and de-seed them. Toss them into a freezer proof bag or container.

Whenever I need a lemon in my drink, I add the frozen wedges. No need to thaw, use them frozen. If you need lemon for cooking/baking, take the wedges out of freezer and let thaw a bit.

By Laura from PA

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August 20, 2013 Flag
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Fresh lemons can be stored long term by packing in sand. Just make sure no two lemons are touching.

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    Source: Did this when we lived in South Australia. Can't remember where we heard it.

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    August 1, 2011 Flag
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    I have my best results keeping lemons fresh (even halved) by wrapping first in good paper toweling, and then in wax paper, and keeping them in my fruit bin.

    By foxygram from Combined Locks, WI

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