WHAT IS A LIME?
It is a hybrid citrus with a green skin usually 1 to 2 inches (several centimeters). Born in southern Asia, Arabian traders are thought to have introduced this fruit introduced to Europe around 1,000 A.D. The trees can grow up to 16 feet in height
WHY ARE LIMES GOOD FOR YOU?
They are rich in vitamin C (an antioxidant) and fiber. However limes are low in calories and most other nutrients.
WHEN ARE LIMES IN SEASON?
In the northern hemisphere they are in season May through October though they can bloom up to 4 times a year. Down south in Australia the season is January through April.
HOW SHOULD LIMES BE STORED?
They should be refrigerated and will keep for up to a month. At room temperature they’ll last for 1 to 2 weeks.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CUT A LIME?
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HOW ARE LEMONS AND LIMES DIFFERENT?
Besides the obvious that lemons are yellow and limes are green, limes have a higher acid content. While the lemon is a pure breed offspring of an evergreen tree, limes being a hybrid come in many different varieties. Limes tend to be more round while lemons are more oval. Lemons are richer in vitamin C and sweeter then limes. Both citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and fiber.