Lemons, Why Dip In Salt: Grandma’s Old Trick

Storing lemons in the refrigerator may not be the best solution for keeping them fresh. The cold temperature can actually dehydrate the lemons and make their zest dry out. So, what’s the secret to storing lemons when you have a lot of them? Let’s find out.

Mold is a common issue when it comes to lemons. The formation of mold depends on the climate, as well as the handling and distribution of the citrus fruits. If lemons get damaged during transportation, they become more susceptible to mold growth.

It’s worth mentioning that lemons affected by mold are not toxic or harmful in any way. However, it’s still a good idea to know how to store lemons to prevent mold formation.

Here’s a simple method to keep those pesky spores away:

  1. Cut the lemons into slices.
  2. Get a container and add water and salt to it.
  3. Place the lemon slices in the container.
  4. Close the container tightly and give it a good shake.
  5. Now, you can store the container for months.

By pickling the lemons with salt, you can ensure that they stay fresh for a longer period of time. This is all thanks to the special preservative properties of salt.

With this easy trick from our grandparents’ kitchen, you can enjoy the tangy freshness of lemons for months without worrying about mold. Give it a try and savor the flavors of summer all year round!