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The lime is a small citrus fruit that is fresher and more fragrant than the lemon. The fruit is approximately 6 cm in size and has a relatively thick, green skin. The lime has light green flesh and is usually seedless.

Origin Origin

The lime originates from south-east Asia. Our limes come mainly from Brazil and Mexico.

Taste limes Taste

The yellow-green flesh of the lime is fresher, more fragrant and juicier than that of the lemon.

Use Use

Lime is a wonderfully flavoursome ingredient in cooking. It gives dishes, drinks and sauces a fresh, zingy taste. You can use limes in slices or wedges, but you can also use the juice. The grated peel of the lime (zest) is frequently used in cooking. Only zest the green part of the peel because the white part underneath has a bitter taste.

Storage Storage

Limes are ripe when they have firm, green skin. The skin starts to turn yellow if the fruit is kept for longer. You can still use the lime then if the flesh has not hardened.

The flavour of the lime is at its best when the fruit is kept at room temperature, but limes will keep for longer in the refrigerator. If you store the fruit in the refrigerator, allow it to reach room temperature before use.

tips TIP!

Sprinkle the juice of a lime over apple, pear, banana or avocado to prevent discolouration.

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Nutritional Value Limes Nutritional Value

  per 100 gr
Energy (kcal) 32kcal
Energy (kJ) 135 kJ
Carbohydrates 2 g
of which sugars 1,9 g
Fat 2,5 g
of which saturates 0 g
Fibre 2,8 g
Protein 0,5 g
Sodium 2 mg
Vitamin C 45 mg

Growing areas Growing areas

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