Lime refers to a variety of small, sour citrus fruit typically with a green rind. The most common species is the Persian lime, though other popular limes include the key lime and kaffir lime.

Health considerations

Limes are a source of vitamin C. When one’s skin is covered in lime juice then exposed to sunlight, phytophotodermatitis may occur, causing a reaction similar to a sunburn.

Keep in mind

Different lime species have varying levels of bitterness, acidity, and sourness.

May be found in

Desserts, fruit juices, marinades, sauces, dressings, prepared dishes, garnishes, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, guacamole, limeade, mojitos, caipairinhas


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