limes what to do

  • limes what to do

    Posted by gods-child on February 17, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    i have been kindly gifted a dozen limes

    now then what do i do with them…??

    not used limes before and value your recommendations on how to use or store them

    could i use them for household cleaners

    should i dehydrate them

    i am open to any and all you can recommend for a complete noobie

    i am in the UK and not setup for canning per-se


    Squashmania replied 1 year ago 8 Members · 8 Replies
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  • HeidiRainCountry

    Community Leader
    February 18, 2023 at 12:42 am

    Dehydrating in slices is a goo option but funny thing about dried citrus is it is one of those that loses quality quickly in storage so you would want to use up within a year. Since lime peels can be pretty bitter, you would want to peel first but I think powdering the dried fruit would be great for adding flavor. I have a bunch of grapefruit I am considering doing that very think with (they were gifted to me). You can also freeze or juice.

    • gods-child

      February 18, 2023 at 12:56 am

      thank you

      i think dehydrating and powdering is what i will go with

      my dehydrator book recommends 125°F ~ 135°F or 50°C ~ 55°C for fruit, that said if i remember correctly you now always dehydrate on your lowest setting, yet i cannot remember why and cannot remember which video[s] you mentioned the reasons in

      was that because of best results or power saving or other reason…??

      • Dmaiden

        February 20, 2023 at 6:45 pm

        Dehydrate the limes at a lower temp. That will prevent them from browning It will take longer but what the heck.

  • JillHillFarm

    February 18, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Time to make a pitcher of margaritas! If you don’t drink, I’d juice them and keep juice in fridge. You can use the juice as you would lemon juice. Squeeze over seafood or add a bit to flavor rice. Take left over rinds and pulp, put in jar, fill the vinegar and set in pantry for a month to make lime vinegar for cleaning. The gift of a dozen limes should not be wasted.

  • RoughRider

    March 31, 2023 at 2:33 am

    I have sliced them and froze them in gallon size bags to use in limeade. I’ve sliced them and dried them to use in hot tea. I’ve made lime jelly. Ive made lime cheese cake. I’ve taken the peels and powdered it to add to a citrus pepper. Hope this gives you some ideas. Enjoy your limes.

  • TxDairyPharmer

    May 4, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    They can be preserved with a brine and fermented. There are several YouTube videos about it.

  • R-N

    May 9, 2023 at 3:16 am

    You could make a yummy Key Lime Pie.

  • Squashmania

    May 31, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    After reading all the other replies (as I was going to suggest juicing and freezing as ice cubes to add to summer teas, and candying the rind slices) I realize you need more limes for all these great ideas. (I am totally behind the key lime cheesecake idea, even though you probably have standard limes)

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