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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

posole rojo

Posole Rojo

Andrew Ghetia, 4505 Burgers & BBQ

Ceviche with Plums and Ginger

Sara Deseran, Tacolicious

Elote Roasted Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Sprouts and Seeds

Brandon Rice, Rich Table, featuring Brooks and Daughters 

parsley

Chimichurri Sauce

Juan Torres, Lolinda

Articles about Limes

January 12, 2018

Sunshine in the Winter: A Farmers Market Guide to Citrus

From Cara Cara oranges to Buddha’s Hand citron, here are the winter citrus fruits you don’t want to miss the farmers market.

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