When do you hear people talk about the nutrition of limes? Rarely to never, most likely. Limes as a commodity don’t need much explanation – they have self-expression just like lemons do, where the consumer knows precisely what they are getting every time they pick out a lime in the US (a Persian lime the majority of the time). Limes have a specific purpose – they are green, round, sour, yet at the same time can be the defining ingredient to a dish. Have you ever tasted a salsa or a marinade and you knew it just needed a spark of something? Often that need is a desire for a tangy citrus flavor, and limes usually do the trick.
It is important to note that limes are not all the same when it comes to the various species. Each species serves a purpose in the lime community – for example, the Key lime