It’s no secret that lemons are bad for your health. They’re also a great way to make money by selling them at a profit. But it can be tough to tell when a lemon is bad. That’s why this post describes how to tell if a lemon is bad, so you can avoid wasting your time and money on bad lemons.
There’s a saying, “A good lemon will not rot in a week, but a rotten one will rot in seven days.” I think it’s an excellent way of explaining the presence of mold on lemons. I encourage my students to always look for a good lemon before buying them. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a waste of time and effort.
To keep a fresh lemon from going bad quickly, store it in the refrigerator. Don’t leave it out on the counter where it will be exposed to air. It can also be kept in a container with a plastic top to prevent it from drying out.
Just as with your favorite foods, lemons are best when they are fresh. They will lose their acidity over time, so if you want to preserve them for longer than a few days, store them in the fridge. They can also be frozen, so when you have extra lemons on hand, make sure to freeze them before they go bad. If you want to use lemons that are past their prime, try making a marinade or sauce that uses them instead of zest.
If your lemon is starting to look a little worse for wear, it’s a good idea to cut it open and see if there are any rotten spots inside. If you find a few brown spots, that’s okay, but if you find that the entire lemon is a bit soft and mushy, then you should toss it out.
When buying lemons, it is important to know how firm they are. In general, lemons that are firm to the touch have been stored properly and should be used right away.
We often use the word “wrinkled” to describe fruit and vegetables that are past their prime. But what do we mean by “wrinkled”? If a vegetable or fruit is wrinkled, it means that the skin is stretched out of shape, and it could be dry or it could be moist. In the case of a lemon, the skin is wrinkled because it has lost its moisture.
Although you should always try to use organic lemons, you can still enjoy the taste of a regular lemon if it’s not too dry. If you find the lemon you’re using is too dry, you can just cut it in half and use the good part of the lemon. It’s okay to use a lemon that’s slightly dried out if you want to save the lemon.
You may have noticed that your lemon is starting to go bad. You may also notice that it smells funny or it has spots or mold. It may even look strange. Although you may be tempted to eat it, it’s best to throw it away because it could contain bacteria or mold.