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Jul 24, 2008 08:04 PM

citrus juice

So I had this massive barbecue last weekend that featured many things that required lime juice (guacamole, salsa, flank steak marinade, mixed drinkss, etc.). At the start of my prep, I just went ahead and juiced like a case of limes for all of the aforementioned uses. Of course, I now have about a quart of lime juice sitting in my fridge. I am at 6 days from the barbecue. My question is, how long does lemon or lime juice last once you've separated it from the lemon or lime? What is the shelf life? Does it actually spoil?

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  1. About 8-10 days, refrigerated. Beyond that, you may get fermentation and weird flavors. At 6 days, it won't taste as good as fresh-squeezed - but is easier than tons of last minute juicing. You might consider freezing it in ice cube trays for convenience and longer "shelf-life".

    1. Yes it will go bad. If the color is still right and no mold, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray then after frozen, pop the cubes out and store in a zip loc freezer bag to use as needed

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