Limes

Limes

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Lime/Rēmana

Availability
The New Zealand lime season is from March through to September.

Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

History
Limes probably originated in the Indonesian archipelago or the nearby mainland of Asia. Columbus took limes to the Caribbean in 1493 and subsequently they were cultivated in Florida by the Spanish. In the 1800’s, Scottish naval surgeon, Sir James Lind, observed that sailors who ate citrus fruit did not suffer from scurvy (a disease resulting from Vitamin C deficiency). The sailors were required to drink a daily ration of lime juice and that’s why seamen became known as ‘limeys’.

Facts

  • Microwaving limes for 10 seconds before squeezing them produces twice as much juice
  • The lime juice flavour is concentrated in the peel

1 x Sprayfree bag - 500g

*Source: 5+a Day