Limes closely resemble their relative, the lemon, except that they are green instead of yellow, and are slightly smaller. They are stronger in flavor, more concentrated, and more acidic than a lemon, though. Their pulp is light green, juicy and has an excellent acid-tart flavor. Average size is approximately 1 ½” in diameter, and the average weight of a lime is ½ – 1 ounce.
Names: Lima Dulce, Indian lime, and Palestine lime
Source: Dominican Republic
Handling: Limes are best eaten/juiced when they are fresh, but may also be refrigerated up to 7 days. 45-50°F. Keep cool and dry. Limes are commonly used in desserts, drinks, marinades, etc.
Varieties: Sweet, Bruce Limes and Pony Limes, Florida Keys Limes.