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Should I store limes in the refrigerator?

Or out on the counter?

asked by Andrew,Smith about 4 years ago
4 answers 4324 views
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 4 years ago

I store my citrus in the refrigerator, but that's more for space reasons than anything else. I think limes will last nearly as long without shriveling up and drying out at room temperature as they would in the fridge, although I haven't done a comparison test!


Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added about 4 years ago

I never store citrus fruits in the refrigerator. I think they taste better at room temperature.

added about 4 years ago

I store them in the fridge too, that is if I'm not going to eat them in the next few days. As Merrill says, citrus does dry up at room temperature faster. A room temperature citrus fruit is generally going to yield more juice at room temperature than a cold one, so if your limes are in the fridge just take them out a few hours before using them.

added about 4 years ago

It also depends on where you live - I'm in Colorado, which is really dry, so it's essential I store them in the refrigerator if I'm not going to be using them within 1-2 days.