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Fresh 31 91.18%
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:58 PM   #21
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Always fresh! I have considered the new crystals for "in a pinch" times - but they're always on hand - for drinks, cooking, everything!

I have been known to buy bottled lemon juice when I'm canning tons of tomatoes - but that's about the only time, and I do mean tons and tons before I buy bottled. (and never those creepy fake plastic ones!)

Now I try to keep lemon juice in the freezer and the zest too!
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #22
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I would like to always buy fresh. But they never keep in my house. And always end up throwing away rotten lemons! So Im forced to buy the bottled stuff. I certainly agree though, it tastes NOTHING like the real thing. Never. A poor excuse as it hardly tastes like lemon juice, it tastes acidy, but not quite like lemons.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #23
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You can buy frozen lemon juice, which is much better than the icky stuff in bottles.

I buy a bunch of lemons or limes on sale, juice them and freeze the juice myself. If you do it in ice cube trays, and dump the cubes into a bag, you can use the amount you need, no trouble.

Be sure to zest some of them, and freeze that, too. Really adds a zing to dishes.

Good idea. I assume they keep well for long?
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:02 PM   #24
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You can buy frozen lemon juice, which is much better than the icky stuff in bottles.
Is it pure lemon juice - as in no added sugars/ingredients? I'll have to check that out next time I am at the store.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:37 AM   #25
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I always use fresh lemon or lime; I prepare serbat with lemon juice and use lemon/lime juice in different food preparations.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:45 PM   #26
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I would think that if you kept the cubes tightly wrapped (maybe with that new vacuum thingie I have been reading about) that they would keep for months.

I haven't purchased the frozen lemon juice for a long time. I do remember that it tasted much better than bottled, but I don't even know if they make it any more.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:41 PM   #27
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Always fresh...I walk outside and pick 'em!
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:44 PM   #28
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Always fresh...I walk outside and pick 'em!
Yeah ... not really an option with 6" of snow on the ground ...

I just bought some that frozen lemon juice recommended in an earlier post. It is made by Minute Maid. I am still waiting on to to thaw in the fridge so I cannot testify to its quality yet. Looks promising though.
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