How Long Do Cut Lemons Last in the Fridge?


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3-4 days
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3-4 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do cut lemons last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cut-up lemons refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cut lemons, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long do cut lemons last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut lemons will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cut lemons? Yes, cut up lemons may be frozen "as is" in plastic bags; they will be mushy when thawed, but can be used for juice.
  • Freeze fresh lemon juice in ice cube trays and then transfer to heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cut lemons last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 to 4 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cut-up lemons that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cut lemons are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut lemons: discard any lemons that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut lemons.

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