Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus. Both the rind and the pulp contain phytochemical polyphenols and terpenes, specifically limonene, which gives the fruit its citrusy aroma. The volatile oils extracted from the peel are used in aromatherapy, skin products, and in perfumes. Limes are best suited for fresh applications, and both the juice and zest can be used. Lime juice is a natural tenderizer for meats and is often used in marinades, particularly for ceviche, and can also be used over any dish as a finishing flavor. The juice is also used to flavor salsa and guacamole, doubling as an anti-browning agent for the avocado, used in vinegar, dressings, and sauces, and is commercially produced for limeade. The zest offers bright, citrusy flavors and is used in many of the same applications including baked goods, desserts, and beverages.
Country of origin: Thailand
Storage: Whole limes can last up to a week when stored at room temperature on the countertop. Whole limes can last for a few weeks in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper drawer.
Net Weight: 1 piece