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Lime (1 Case) 4kg

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The lime is a medium-sized citrus fruit, with a straight trunk and dense, globular foliage . The leaves are long and narrow, intense green in color and with a leathery texture. The flowers are small, white and fragrant, gathered in terminal inflorescences. The fruits are rounded in shape, medium in size (3 to 6 cm in diameter), with a thin, smooth skin and green or yellow in color depending on ripeness. The pulp is juicy, acidic and rich in seeds. Lime is an evergreen plant, which produces fruit all year round.

Beneficial properties of Lime

Lime is rich in vitamin C , an important antioxidant that helps strengthen the immune system and fight free radicals. It also contains citric acid, which helps keep the body's pH balanced. Furthermore, lime is a good source of B vitamins, minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium, and fibre.

Other health benefits of lime include:

  • Helps prevent infections : Lime is a natural antibacterial, so drinking lime juice can help prevent urinary tract and respiratory tract infections.

  • Improves digestion : The citric acid in lime can help stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, aiding digestion and preventing gas and abdominal bloating.

  • Helps you lose weight : Lime is a fruit low in calories but rich in fiber, so it can help you feel fuller for longer and reduce your appetite.

  • Helps maintain healthy skin : Vitamin C in lime helps produce collagen, a protein that keeps skin elastic and youthful.

How is lime eaten and used in cooking?

Lime is used in many cuisines for seasoning foods and making drinks. Here are some common ways it is used:

  • Seasoning for dishes : Lime juice is often used to flavor meats, fish, vegetables and sauces. Lime can be grated to obtain zest, which is used to flavor dishes.

  • Drinks : Lime is a key ingredient in many drinks, such as the Margarita, Daiquiri, Mojito and green Margarita. Lime juice is also used to make soft drinks such as iced lime tea and lime water.

  • Cooking Marinade : Lime juice, mixed with spices and herbs, is a popular marinade for meat and fish, helping to flavor and tenderize meat.

  • Sauces and Condiments : Lime is used to make spicy sauces such as Thai lime sauce and Mexican lime sauce.

  • Salads : Lime juice is used as a dressing for salads, especially tropical or summer ones, to give acidity and freshness.

  • Desserts : Lime is used to make desserts such as key lime pie, key lime cheesecake and key lime sorbets.

Lime can also be used to clean and disinfect, because it is a natural antibacterial.