Preserving Lemons: A Simple and Fun Method to Keep Them Fresh for a Year

trick for lemons

Lemons stand as one of Italy’s most cherished and globally adored products, evoking visions of Sorrento’s golden landscapes perched above the sea. Beyond its flavorful allure, this versatile citrus fruit boasts myriad uses, doubling as both a culinary enhancer and a natural remedy. Now, experts share an innovative method to preserve lemons for an entire year, ensuring their freshness and deliciousness for an extended period.

Ingredients per Jar:

  • 1-liter jar
  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 piece of chili pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon of dill seeds
  • Half a teaspoon of coriander seeds
  • A handful of black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of coarse salt
  • 1 carafe of cold water
Italian lemons

Preservation Procedure:

  1. Take a sterilized and empty jar, placing the bay leaf at the bottom.
  2. Add the teaspoon of dill, preparing the garlic and chili pepper.
  3. Include the coriander seeds.

Preservation Steps:

  • Wash the lemons using a mixture of salt and bicarbonate to disinfect them.
  • Cut the lemons into small slices.
  • Cut the chili pepper into small pieces.
  • Arrange the lemon slices in the jar.
  • Add the chili pepper to complement the lemons.
bay leaves for lemon

Once these steps are completed, pour cold water into the jar until it is filled. Seal the jar hermetically, ensuring all the ingredients are inside. Shake the jar daily in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, allowing the ingredients to work together harmoniously and preserve the lemons for an entire year.

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