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Do you love buying lemons in bulk and want to find a way to preserve them? Here’s a simple tip by Melissa K. Norris – Modern Homesteading on Youtube. With this technique, you can keep them for an entire year! How awesome is that? They still look bright, plump, and juicy after a year. The traditional way is to cut them in quarters, leave them intact in the bottom and sprinkle salt inside, but for this method, you don’t need to cut them. Keep on reading or watch the video below for full instructions.
In a container, add four cups of warm water and two tablespoons of salt. The warm water will help the salt dissolve a little bit faster. Mix until well combined using a spoon.
Thoroughly wash the lemons. You can use hot soapy water to wash them. Make sure to remove any dirt on the skin, then rinse them with water. After that, place them in the jar and pack them well. The shoulders of the jar will make sure that they are submerged beneath the liquid line.
Pour the salt water brine into the jar. Make sure the lemons are completely submerged. Place the lid on and let it ferment at room temperature for a couple of days, then transfer to cold storage or refrigerator. If you have a room that doesn’t get very warm ideally at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit or colder, store it there.
Did you like this simple tip? If so, make sure to check Melissa K. Norris – Modern Homesteading on Youtube. She has tons of gardening and home DIY videos you will surely find useful!