Lime; Sweetlime

(Citrus aurantiifolia)

A citrus fruit similar in appearance to the lemon, with a slightly acid taste. A medium-sized oval fruit, which is yellowish-green in colour and becomes an intense yellow when bruised. The pulp is yellowish, and divided into segments with pips; it is more juicy, aromatic and milder than the lemon. Its juice content is also almost double that of the lemon.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Llima
Spanish: Lima
English: Lime; Sweetlime

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Rutàcia

Varieties

Calamadí o de Mesc, Sweet, Kaffir o Sambal, Persian o Tahitian

Nutritional value

30 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150 – 200 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Sweetlime tree

The most important lime plantations are in the United States (Florida), Mexico, the West Indies and Australia. The leading producers are Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Egypt and India.

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