7 Ways To Preserve Lemon You Must Know About

By Krati Purwar

July 11, 2024

Lemon is the best solution to add citric flavours to your recipes. They help to balance the spice levels in a curry and make the dish more appealing to the palate. Here are a few ways to preserve lemons.


Pickling is the best option. But instead of making a pickle of lemon, just keep them immersed in lemon juice or vinegar and salt solution. 

Lemon Syrup

Combine lemon juice and sugar syrup in equal parts and heat. Once the sugar dissolves, turn off the flame, let the mixture cool off, and refrigerate it.

Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a tangy spread you can prepare using sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and eggs. Store in airtight jars and refrigerate to increase its shelf life.

Freeze Juice

One of the easiest techniques is to squeeze out all the lemon juice and freeze it in an ice tray. You can amplify citric levels in your dish by adding a cube of lemon juice.

Lemon Marmalade

Marmalade is a sweet and tangy spread prepared by cooking lemon slices with sugar after deseeding them. It can be stored in airtight jars and used in baking.

Dehydrate Lemons

Another easy way to store lemons is to dehydrate them. You can store a huge bunch in a small container and use these for months.

Store Lemon Zest

Instead of preserving whole lemons, you can grate their zest and store it. Vacuum bags or airtight containers are good choices for storage.