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Old 11-11-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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How long can freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice be held?

I would like to squeeze lemon and lime juice for making mixed drinks and I have two questions:

1 / How long can these juices be held, and still taste good?

2 / How long can these juices be held, and still be safe for consumption?

Thanks.

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Old 11-11-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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Thy should keep for a week or two I would think. You certainly could freeze them in an ice cube tray and bag them for later use.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'd probably give 2 weeks, rather than one, but then I have really cold refrigerator. You can boil the juice, and then there is the freezing thing as stated above.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:30 AM   #4
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I don't think that lemon juice when squeezed out can be held for more than a day. It would not taste good after that. It contains citric acid and i dont think ti can be preserved for too long. It can taste good until a day or two at a max.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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I agree that freshly squeezed lemon juice should be consumed within 1-2 days. I like buying the frozen "Minute Maid, Pink Lemonade Frozen Concentrated", it tastes good, fresh and stays in the fridge not less than 5 days.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:53 AM   #6
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Store in sealed glass container and you'll get three days in the fridge... If they're blended drinks I'd freeze them too... then a couple weeks if sealed well. Add a touch of sugar if you're keeping it for two or three days at the ready. Don't store in plastic or metal - just glass.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:16 PM   #7
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I would like to squeeze lemon and lime juice for making mixed drinks and I have two questions:

1 / How long can these juices be held, and still taste good?

2 / How long can these juices be held, and still be safe for consumption?

Thanks.
I usually use them on the spot...but they would last a week or two due to the acidity of the juice..
You could also freeze them.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:25 AM   #8
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I usually use them on the spot...but they would last a week or two due to the acidity of the juice..
You could also freeze them.
Yeah freezing but not a long time , the taste wont any more if you let this freeze and not use.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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Tell you what, i am about to make a casr of lemons into juice, i'll let you know how long it lasted and how it tasted in about 3-4 weeks or so, That is when I am planing to use it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:17 PM   #10
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Please let us know. And if there is a difference between lemon and lime.
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