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Old 02-03-2015, 08:43 PM
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QuestionWhat's the best way to preserve excess fresh lemons?


In your opinion, whats the best way you would preserve fresh lemons?
Would you make juice & store juice in fridge
Would dehydrating them be an option?
How about freezing?
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:31 AM
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Maybe dejuice them an freeze the juice ??

Just a guess
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:43 AM
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Hi Cathy, A friend of ours in California used to can their excess juice in pint sized jars.
I think the freezing would be a good option. In ice cube trays and them put in a freezer bag afterwards. Then you could pull out how ever many you want in small cubes to use.
I can taste the Lemonade now.

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Charles View Post:
Hi Cathy, A friend of ours in California used to can their excess juice in pint sized jars.
I think the freezing would be a good option. In ice cube trays and them put in a freezer bag afterwards. Then you could pull out how ever many you want in small cubes to use.
I can taste the Lemonade now.

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Thx, I heard lemon water is suppose to be very good for you. I can taste it already. When I was young, I used to love just eating them drowned in salt. (I've been doing good on having NO salt in my diet these days).
a friend also said her dad juices them, and freezes in ice cube trays, - that sounds the easiest, I will give it a try.
I wouldnt see why I couldnt zest the peels first, and could freeze them in ziplock baggie, for cooking with later?

Does anyone cook with fresh lemon yest?
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Hi Cathy,

Canning and making ice cubes are good options, but you can also keep it fresh and in your fridge using a canning jar and a vacuum sealer. It's ready at your fingertips and removing the air from the jar will help it keep for a very long time without losing any freshness. You can use a jar that you have already canned with to give it a use again. It's quick and easy and you can use it for keeping any food fresh, really. I like it best because it really keeps out freezer burn.

The FoodSaver FM2100 is just about the best one out there from what I've read. Check out this link to read about them to get a good understanding of what you can do with one.
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