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Limes

Limes are oval or round in shape with a green flesh and skin. Depending upon the variety, they can be either sour or sweet. Sour limes contain citric acid giving them an acidic and tart taste, while sweet limes lack citric acid and are sweeter in flavor.

Seasonal Availability

MONTH J F M A M J J A S O N D
Mexico X X X X X X X X X X X X
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J F M A M J J A S O N D
Mexico
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Regions

Mexico

Health Benefits

  • High in Vitamin C
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • High in nutrients that help fight off diseases

 

How to Select

Select limes that are firm and heavy for their size. They should have a glossy skin that is deep green in color; although limes turn more yellow as they ripen, they are at the height of their lively, tart flavor when they are green in color. Skin blemishes or other minor flaws on the on the skin does not affect the eating quality of the fruit.  

How to Store

Limes can be kept out at room temperature where they will stay fresh for up to one week. Be sure to keep them away from sunlight exposure since it will cause them to turn yellow and will alter their flavor. Limes can be stored in the refrigerator and will keep fresh for about 10-14 days.

How to Prepare