Lemons are rarely consumed as a stand-alone fruit due to their intense sour flavor but are extremely popular when used in smaller quantities and in combination with herbs and spices to lend a wonderful and dynamic flavor to many sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks and desserts.
Taste: Mexican Lemons are know for their tart taste.
Selection: Lemons should look fresh- not leathery or shriveled at the stem end. Avoid those with a brownish circle at the pointed end or any pitted areas, indicating rot or dryness.
Ripening: Ready to eat when picked.
Ethylene Production & Sensitivity: Low Shelf
Life: Keep limes at room temperature. Fruit may be refrigerated for a few days when ripe. Cold temperatures may also cause chilling and freezing injuries. Do not store below 40°F.
Availability: Year round
Storage Temperature: 45°F – 50°F
Storage Humidity: 90%
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