It's Lime Time
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Although limes are rarely consumed by themselves,
the tart and tangy little fruit packs a powerful punch
when it comes to adding flavor to both beverages and
recipes! What better way to escape into a mental tropical
vacation than by treating yourself to cuisine such
as grilled chicken kissed with fresh lime juice, followed
by a tall, cool glass of sweet limeade? And with summer
still months away, there's no better time to do it
than right now. As all fruits and vegetables, limes
are overflowing with nutritional value. They are fat
and cholesterol free, low in calories, high in vitamin
C, and a good source of fiber.
Lime are fat- and cholesterol-free, low in calories,
a good source of fiber, and high in vitamin C. They
also contain phytochemicals, which may help protect
against cancer and other diseases.
- Limes are native to India. They were probably
introduced in the New World in the late 15th century
Columbus, who carried lime seeds with him on
his second voyage.
- Why are Englishmen called "Limeys"?
Limes contain Vitamin C, which combats scurvy.
19th century, English soldiers were rationed
one lime (which cost less than lemons) a day
to fight this complaint.
Limes with light-green skins are juicier. Choose ones
that have smooth, shiny skin and feel heavy for their
The Fresh1 limes come from Mexico and are available
Store limes in the refrigerator. To get the most juice
out to add to your recipes, keep limes at room temperature
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