Limes

Limes

Limes are a small, round citrus that are green to yellow in color and are thought to have originated in Southeast Asia. Like lemons, limes made their way to America with Columbus during one of his early voyages. The nickname “limeys” made its way into the historical lexicon when the fruit was eaten by 19th century British sailors to fight scurvy. The citrus can be used for both its savory and sweet properties and is most popularly found in Mexican, Southwestern, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine. Sour limes contain citric acid while the sweet varieties do not.

In Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Recipes with Limes

"Leche de Tigre" Lime-Marinated Ceviche

Alejandro Morgan, Lolinda

Purple Rain

Brooke Arthur, Range.

Green and Orange

Jackie Patterson, Heaven’s Dog.

Monk Berry Fizz

Darren Crawford, Tony Nik’s Café.

Articles about Limes

February 15, 2013

Guide to Citrus Fruits

Can you tell a Kishu from a Clementine? Check out our guide to citrus fruits you’ll find at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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