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Can preserved lemons/limes spoil?

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Can preserved lemons/limes spoil?

joemckenna | Apr 7, 2009 04:00 AM

I made a batch of preserved Mexican limes about 2 months ago using a reliable-sounding recipe I found online. It seemed to work - after 3 days I put it in the refrigerator as directed and basically left it alone. One thing led to another, and I never got around to trying them Today, I looked at the jar and the liquid was murky and thick looking, with swirls of light gray running through it.

Did it spoil? If so, what would cause it? I can't understand how anything bad could grow in that much salt.

Please advise!

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