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Posted Friday March 10th 2023

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A lime (from French lime, from Arabic lima, from Persian limu, "lemon") is a citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 1.2–2.4 inches in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles.

Raw limes are 88% water

  • There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes
    • The Key lime
    • Persian lime
    • Makrut lime
    • Desert lime
  • Limes are a rich source of vitamin C
  • Limes are sour, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages.
  • They are grown year-round.
  • Limes have varying origins within tropical Southeast Asia and South Asia.
  • They were spread throughout the world via migration and trade.
  • The makrut lime, in particular, was one of the earliest citrus fruits introduced to other parts of the world by humans.
    • They were spread into Micronesia and Polynesia via the Austronesian expansion (c. 3000–1500 BCE).
    • They were also later spread into Middle East, and the Mediterranean region via the spice trade and the incense trade routes from as early as ~1200 BCE.
  • Limes have higher contents of sugars and acids than lemons do.
  • Lime juice is used to make limeade, and as an ingredient (typically as sour mix) in many cocktails.
  • In cooking, lime is valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest.

LimesLimey
To prevent scurvy during the 19th century, British sailors were issued a daily allowance of citrus, such as lemon, and later switched to lime. The use of citrus was initially a closely guarded military secret, as scurvy was a common scourge of various national navies, and the ability to remain at sea for lengthy periods without contracting the disorder was a huge benefit for the military. British sailors thus acquired the nickname "Limey" because of their use of limes.

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Nutrition Facts
5 servings per container
Serving size 1 Wedge (20g)

Amount per serving
Calories 6

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0.00%
Saturated Fat 0g0.00%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0.00%
Sodium 0.4mg0.00%
Total Carbohydrate 2.1g0.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g0.00%
Total Sugars 0.3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars0.00%
Protein 0.1g0.00%

Vitamin D 0mcg0.00%
Calcium 6.6mg0.46%
Iron 0.1mg0.00%
Potassium 20mg0.43%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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