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Best ways to store and use Limes

What is the best storage for limes? Can you freeze limes? How long do limes last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store limes.
Ripen limes on the countertop, then store in the fridge to extend their shelf life.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?

Limes can be peeled, sliced and frozen, or juiced into ice cube trays and frozen for adding to drinks and in cooking. If you freeze limes whole with the peel on, it will be easy to zest them with a grater when you want a pop of flavour later on.

Fresher For Longer

Keep your limes in the crisper drawer in the fridge. For cut limes, store in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out. Use within a few days.

Use It Up

When juicing limes, start by rolling the fruit on a hard surface with your hand. This makes the lime easier to squeeze when cut so that you can get the most juice from it.

Did You Know?

Keeping limes in a bowl of water in your fridge can help them retain their moisture and freshness for a couple of months.

You can also use citrus fruit peels to infuse water with bright flavour.