Limes are citrus fruits and similar in nutritional content to the lemon.

High in vitamin C, these green fruits helped British sailors (“limeys”) to escape scurvy.

Grown primarily in Florida and the Southwest, lime juice enhances the flavor of numerous foods like rice, salads, desserts and cooked vegetables, virtually calorie-free.

Limes are a low glycemic fruit that also contains the phytonutrient limonene.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=823

Selecting and Storing Limes

Choose dark green limes with glossy skin. Because limes are more perishable than lemons, they should be refrigerated immediately. Stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper, limes will keep for up to six weeks.

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