Lemonade is a favourite drink for many. For some people, it's even a morning ritual to drink water mixed with lemon juice to aid weight loss. While the availability of lemon shrinks in summer, during the rest of the year, it can be bought at reasonable rates. There are people who stock up on lemons when they are available at lower rates. But the problem with such a practice is that the fruits desiccate or begin to rot after a few days.
Even storing lemons in the refrigerator, a common practice, doesn't guarantee long-lasting freshness. The fruit tends to lose its natural aroma, and the skin takes on an unappealing brownish colour. But, help is at hand with an Instagram page titled “Health Coach Guna” coming up with a tip for preserving lemons for up to a month. The video post claims that following this technique can extend the shelf life of lemons significantly, and social media users seem to be embracing it with enthusiasm.
The key to prolonged freshness, as per the tip, lies in submerging them in water in a sealed container before refrigerating. By adopting this method, lemons can retain their freshness for an extended period of up to a month. The video has garnered positive responses, with viewers expressing gratitude for the valuable tip and stating that they would like to try it out themselves. Additionally, for those dealing with half-cut lemons, there is a supplementary trick: wrap the exposed part with plastic paper and transfer it to an airtight container or zip lock bag, which will apparently preserve the lemon’s freshness for three to four days.