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#117667 Aug 24th, 2007 at 11:01 AM
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Hi guys. My Gran used to take lemons and cut them into fours only leaving the stem end together. Then she would stuff the lemons with salt and put them in jars for upto a month. I loved em when I was a kid since you rinse the salt off before you eat em. the salt preserves the lemons. I do have a question about that though. Since its not heat sealed in a home canner wouldn't bad things grow? Just curious because none of us every got sick off em.


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Did she keep them in the refrigerator?? I never heard of that before. I assume the salt would kill any icky-nastys.


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Wrennie #117685 Aug 24th, 2007 at 11:29 AM
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They use to keep pickles in salt in big barrels in old time stores!
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Shirley4 #117854 Aug 24th, 2007 at 02:19 PM
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Hmm then one would assume its safe. Nah, gran didn't have a fridge until I was almost a teenager. Heh they just did things the old fashioned way. ;)


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mearow #117990 Aug 24th, 2007 at 06:55 PM
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the acid from the lemon and the salt are the preservatives. if you check out most anything packaged, you will see the two main preservatives are sodium and citric acid.

that's why they don't need refrigerated.

#118095 Aug 25th, 2007 at 04:37 AM
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Hey cool deal. I kinda thought it would be fine but you never know. Its only been a few years since many discoveries have been made about food handling etc.. Figured I would ask and be safe rather than sorry. :)


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#119150 Aug 27th, 2007 at 07:38 AM
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Thanks Papito for the link to the site... Lemon is my favorite flavour and this site is really helpful


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