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Resist the Urge to Make a Citrus Centerpiece
Like strawberries, oranges and grapefruits have a much brighter, richer flavor at room temperature. And lemons and limes yield more juice when they're not ice cold. But just because these citrus fruits can stay out, doesn't mean they should (even though they may look stunning in a bowl on your table). Stone says most citrus will stay juicy at room temperature for about a week, but will keep even longer if stored in the fridge. Just take the fruit out to warm it up before eating or juicing it (you can even pop it into the microwave for five to 10 seconds for maximum juice).