TIP OF THE DAY: How To Store Lemon, Lime & Other Citrus

Since fruits typically keep better in the fridge, many people toss a lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit into the produce bin as soon as they bring it home. But that’s not the best way to store your citrus. In the cold, the juices and the peel both dry up. It won’t happen in a day…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Zest

If you’re zesting lemons, limes, oranges or other citrus for a recipe, buy organic fruit if you can. Conventional citrus crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, and a simple rinse won’t dislodge all of it from the nooks and crannies of the rind. The zest is the outermost part of the rind of citrus fruits…
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GLOSSARY: Lemon Varieties

We couldn’t let Oranges & Lemons Day end without introducing our latest food glossary: the Lemon Glossary. It has (almost) everything you want to know about lemons: Lemon history (they originated near the foothills of the Himalayas) The different types of lemons (can you name even two?) Nutrition and health benefits, plus kitchen tips.You’ll even…
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PRODUCT: Volcano Lemon & Lime Juice

Italian Volcano lemon and lime squeeze bottles hold great juice—not from concentrate. Photo courtesy DreamFoods.com. Our Tip Of The Day (below) on juicing lemons has reminded us that we’ve never written about the only pre-juiced products we use (when we find ourselves out of fresh citrus): Volcano Lemon Burst and Lime Burst. They live in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Juicy Tip

Double the amount of juice you get from a lemon or lime with these tips: 1. The citrus should be at room temperature. 2. Roll it on the counter, applying firm pressure with your hand. 3. Microwave it for 15 seconds. Each of these actions releases more juice from the sacs. Today is Oranges &…
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