Lemons and limes will keep out of direct sunlight on the counter for several days and depending on how fresh they are up to a week. For best results keep in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer where they will keep much longer than at room temperature.

Lemon Juice

  • According to World's Healthiest Foods, a quarter cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 3 percent of folate and 2 percent of potassium — all for around 13 calories. A whole raw lemon contains 139 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C intake and has 22 calories.