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Lovely Limes are one of the world’s most popular citrus fruits. As a close relative to the lemon, the two fruits have a number of things in common, yet they are also vastly different. Limes and lemons are related closely. Limes belong to the citrus family, which ensures they are jam-packed with Vitamin C the same as Grapefruit, Oranges and Tangerines.

The Lemon fruit can be grown year-round in countries with a moderate climate while limes flourish better in subtropical and tropical environments. Limes as with Lemons are widely used in cooking and feature strongly in a number of industries. Limes have a distinctive sour flavour similar to lemons which gives meals a punch of added flavour. The antibacterial properties of limes make them great for use in disinfectants too.

One of the biggest differences between lemons and limes is the appearance of each. Lemon would typically be larger and yellow while the smaller limes are bright green. Certain species of limes will, however, turn yellow once ripe. Limes are also much smaller than lemons and would also be rounder. Limes also have a slightly more bitter taste whereas lemons are often sweeter. Fresh limes can be stored in a refrigerator for around 12 days while cut limes would only last about five days.

Refreshing Limeade

You can quickly make a refreshing limeade to enjoy right at home. Once mixed, you can store it in a fridge for three days. To serve garnish with a slice of lime.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 Bags of Chamomile Tea
  • Half a cup of sugar
  • Juice from four limes
  • Lime slices for serving

Method

  1. Pour around three cups of boiling water over the tea and let it seep for about five minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and let it cool.
  3. Boil a quarter cup of water on the stove and add the sugar.
  4. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Let the sugar mixture cool.
  6. Combine the tea and sugar mix and add the lime juice.

Four Flavourful Lime Treats To Try:

Tangy Lime Yogurt: Add a splash of lime to full cream vanilla yoghurt to turn your morning snack into a lovey lime treat.

Flashy Fish: Next time you’re about to reach for the fish spices rather pick up a fresh lime. Lime is the perfect seasoning accompaniment for any fish dish.

Simply Sparkling: Juice up some sparkling water with a good squeeze of lime to bring out the freshness of the water.

Go-Go Guacamole: Bring your traditional Guacamole to life with a sprinkling of Lime juice (you can thank us later).