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How to choose, prepare, and store Lemons.
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Buying Lemons

Look for: lemons that are heavy for their size and have smooth, thin and firm skin. Select medium to large size lemons, which are usually juicier than small lemons.

Avoid: lemons that are soft, spongy, wrinkled and have bumpy skin. These will have less juice.

Seasonality: All year; peak season April to July

Storing Lemons

Store lemons at room temperature up to 1 week, or in the refrigerator 2-3 weeks.

Preparing Lemons

Wash  lemons before cutting. The zest (the yellow outer skin) is edible and packs tons of flavor. Remove it with a grater or peeler, taking care not to cut the bitter inner white skin, called the pith.

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