How Long Will Citrus Zest Last in the Refrigerator?

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Q: In an effort to reduce food waste, I've been saving the zest and juice of any leftover citrus fruits that I have. What I don't know is: how long will it last in the refrigerator? Can I freeze it? Any other good tips for using citrus zest?

Sent by Harmony

Editor: Harmony, good timing! We wrote a post just yesterday on freezing citrus zest. You should also check out this post on measuring and storing lemon zest for more suggestions. Regarding recipes, here are a few that come to mind:

Boost Any Cake's Flavor: Add a Little Lemon Zest
Absorption Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Lemon Zest

Readers, do you have any other suggestions?


Related: Cooking Basics: How To Zest a Lemon

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