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Should I refrigerate lemons, limes and oranges? 

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While you can store citrus fruitout on the counter, it won't last nearly as long as when refrigerated. You can also store citrus fruit in a cool dark place, which is better than on the counter‚ but again, refrigeration is will significantly extend its life.

For more information on using citrus fruit in recipes, see 7 Ways with Fresh Oranges, 7 Ways with Lemons, and 7 Ways with Limes.