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LIME JUICE — FRESHLY SQUEEZED

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2-3 days
Freezer
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3-4 months

Tips

  • How long does freshly squeezed lime juice last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep freshly squeezed lime juice refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of freshly squeezed lime juice, refrigerate in a covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long does freshly squeezed lime juice last in the refrigerator? Freshly squeezed lime juice that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 2 to 3 days.
  • To further extend the shelf life of freshly squeezed lime juice, freeze it: to freeze freshly squeezed lime juice, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as juice will expand when frozen.
  • How long does freshly squeezed lime juice last in the freezer? Properly stored, it 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 — freshly squeezed lime juice that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does freshly squeezed lime juice last after being frozen and thawed? Freshly squeezed lime juice that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator before using; freshly squeezed lime juice that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if freshly squeezed lime juice is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the freshly squeezed lime juice: if the freshly squeezed lime juice develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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