During winters the departmental shelves are loaded with citrus fruits. These include lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges and limes. These fruits are mostly fresh and available during January and April. However, a lot of people end up buying over ripe fruits.
One thing that you must keep in mind is that citrus fruits don’t sweeten over time. Once they have been plucked they stop ripening.
If you want to buy perfectly ripe citrus fruits then keep the following guidelines in mind:
- The rinds of the fruit should be mark free and not discoloured.
- Weigh the fruit in your hand if it feels heavier it should be juicier.
- If the fruit is texture free it will be juicier with more fruit inside.
- Make sure it has a tighter peel without any tender wrinkled spots.
- Smell the fruit, if it gives off a strong sweetened scent then grab it.
The citrus fruits can be stored quite easily, you can purchase a big bag of citrus fruits and it won’t go bad if stored properly.
Citrus can stay fresh for about a week at room temperature.
The citrus fruits can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. The only technique is to use a container that has holes in it. For citrus to stay mild free and fresh, air flow is important.
You can freeze citrus fruits in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove the peels, put them in a zip locks and place them in the freezer.
If you are a citrus fruit lover, Sydney fresh fruit delivery services provide them to your doorsteps within days. They have a variety of seasonal fruits available at great prices.