Citrus fruit is picked ripe straight off the tree. How long your fruit lasts will depend on whether you purchased it at the shop or got it fresh from the farm. We take a look at the best ways to store your citrus fruit to make it last longer.
Oranges, lemons and limes tend to last longer at cooler temperatures and can deteriorate quickly at warmer temperatures. If you store them in a fruit bowl, make sure to keep the bowl in a cool, well ventilated spot. Keeping them refrigerated will help them last longer and keep fresh for a few weeks. Keeping them in a vegetable drawer or crisper, will help too.
Oranges are packed full of vitamin C and juicing is an easy way to make sure all of that goodness is retained. Juicing your lemons or limes is super easy and can be used in everything from a few drops in a glass of water for detoxing, to main meals, cakes, aoili, cocktails and so much more. Lemon or lime juice can even be used in cleaning to cut through grease and grime. A handy tip is to bring your citrus fruit back to room temperature before juicing as you will get the most juice out.
To get the freshest fruit, make sure you get it straight from the orchard. Golden Grove Orchard offers some fabulous tasty fruit picking experiences where you can pick oranges, mandarins, limes, lemons and grapefruits. Book your fruit picking experience today. You are also welcome to pop into the Packing Shed to purchase your fruit, juices and local produce.