Limes are commonly squeezed fresh to enjoy its sour juice.
This juice is commonly mix in cocktails and other refreshing beverages, its peel can also be use in the making of pastries for adding color and a bitter taste.
Rich in flavour and aroma, lime`s crust is often use in patisserie; its leaves are commonly use in Southeast Asia as a condiment for many dishes, this fruit is an essential in every chef’s kitchen.
Nutritional Table (Content per 100 g)
Energy 30 kcal 126 kJ
Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Sugars 1.7 g 2.8 g
dietary fiber Fat 0.2g
Thiamine ( Vit. B1 ) 0.03 mg (2%)
Riboflavin ( vit . B2 ) 0.02 mg (1 % )
Niacin ( vit . B3 ) 0.2 mg (1 % )
Pantothenic acid ( vit . B5 )
0.217 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.046 mg (4%)
Folic acid ( vit . B9 ) 8 mg (2%)
Vitamin C 29.1 mg (49%)
Calcium 33 mg (3%)
Iron 0.6 mg (5%)
Magnesium 6 mg (2%)
Phosphorus 18 mg (3%)
Potassium 102 mg (2%)
Sodium 2 mg ( 0 % )
Limes are a good source of dietary fiber and contain numerous other nutrients in small quantities.
High concentration of Vitamin C, which promotes a stronger immune system.
Its juice mixed with water can help in cases of dehydration.
Helps reducing corporal temperature in case of a fever.