Lime has it origin in the Himalayan region, India, but has been grown all over the continents and . Has a round form, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm, containing sour and acidic pulp. Looks like a lot as a lemon, but it taste sweeter than lemons. Lime is often used for their property that accents the flavors of foods and beverages, very loved by chefs. They are usually smaller than lemons.
Limes are an excellent source citric acid, have natural sugar, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. It is well known by the specialists that lime contains more vitamin C than the lemon.
The lime juice forms an indispensable ingredient of salads, having the property to keep fresh the salad. In fruit salads helps to retain the normal color of fruits and accent their flavour.
Lime fruit minerals and vitamins:
– Calcium 60 mg
– Phosphorus – 20 mg
– Iron – 0.3 mg
– Vitamin C – 63 mg
– Vitamins B Complex – small parts
About the curative property of the lime, please read a dedicated post Health Benefits of Lime for skin problems and cure.