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General Produce

Citrus, Melogolds

Receiving Inspecting:

Melogolds should be aromatic with a firm rind that is bright yellow.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 41-42° F/5-6° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity

Maintain adequate air ventilation during storage. Keep cartons off the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from condensation of moisture in the room. Store citrus away from foods with strong odors and ethylene-producing fruits.

Shelf-Life:
21 to 28 days.
Troubleshooting:

Pitted peel, discolored flesh, and mold are indications of improper storage temperature.

Usage Ideas:

  • Use the melogold's juice as a substitute for lemon juice in salsas, marinades, and salad dressings.
  • Add the bright flavor of melogold to ceviche and grilled fish recipes.
Seasonal Availability:

California is a major production area.