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Selecting: When selecting, choose lemons that are heavy for their size and have smooth skins.
Tips: Before squeezing juice from a fresh lemon, try one of these tips to produce more juice:
Allow the lemon to reach room temperature and then roll it on a hard countertop using the palm of your hand. Roll it back and forth until you feel the skin loosening.
Place the fruit in a bowl of hot water before cutting and squeezing.
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Forms: Selecting: Although lettuce can occasionally be found dried or frozen, it is most often sold fresh.
Selecting: When selecting, avoid lettuce that has wilted leaves or leaves showing any discoloration.
Storage: Keep lettuce in the crisper drawer of refrigerator. Depending on the variety, it will keep for about 1 week.
Where to find it: Lettuce can be found at most grocery stores. This vegetable is also very easy to grow in a container garden.
The lima bean is a super nutritious legume that is high in fiber and other nutrients and low in fat. Lima beans have been shown to prevent cancer and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Forms: Lima beans come fresh, dried, frozen, or canned.
Selecting: When selecting fresh lima beans, choose those that are firm and plump.
Storage: Dried lima beans can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 9 months. Frozen lima beans can also be kept for up to 9 months. Canned beans can generally be stored for one year, although this will depend on the “sell-by” date. Fresh limas can generally keep for 3 to 4 days, depending on how fresh they were when you bought them.
Tips: Limas should not be eaten raw.
If you dislike the dry texture of lima beans, try mixing them with corn, tomatoes, or another ingredient that will add moistness to these healthy beans.
Where to find it: Lima beans can be found at most grocery stores.
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