limes are small and round citrus fruit with bright green peal. In cooking and baking the three main part of lime used are the juice, pulp and zest (peal). Limes have a bitter and fragrant citrus flavour which is universally recognisable. Like lemons, they grow on trees in warm climates.
They are commonly cut into wedges and used as a garnish for drinks and cocktails. Lime wedges also served on the side of dishes, especially in Mexican cuisine.
Limes are used in sweet recipes like cheesecake, sorbet and the amazing key lime pie.
Lime is also a common flavouring for sweets, soda and cordials.
Lime nutritional information
Limes are a rich source of vitamin C which is good for your skin, hair and nails. It also acts as an antioxidant, fighting free radicals which cause cell damage. They also have antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting properties.
One of the most common ways to reap the health benefits of lime is by juicing it. Lime juice acts as a digestive and a detoxifying agent and helps in cleaning the liver leading to better digestive health.
Lime juice is also an effective way to reduce weight as it increases the body’s metabolic rate.
For people looking to use lime for its weight loss abilities, drinking lime juice with warm water on an empty stomach every morning can produce amazing results.