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Persian limes, also known as Tahiti limes, have unknown origins. It's suspected that this citrus fruit is a hybrid of a Mexican citron and lime, which is a huge lumpy yellow-green lemon. Botanists believe this lime was introduced to the Mediterranean area through Persia which is now Iran (hence this lime's name). This lime was carried to Brazil by Portuguese traders and it eventually made way to California towards the latter part of the 1800s. Today, Florida is the largest grower of these limes. This state grows about ninety percent of this citrus fruit. Persian limes are used frequently for both canned and fresh lime juice, as well as a frozen juice concentrate. Since the Persian lime tree does not have any thorns, these trees produce a fruit that's larger and with skin that's thicker than a key lime tree.  These traits make the Persian lime a preferred commercial crop. This fruit is oval-shaped and about the same size as a lemon, and has a vivid green peel that actually turns yellow when this citrus is ripe. 

Tahiti Limes

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  • Tahiti limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can boost the immune system and increase collagen production within the body. The fruits are also a good source of dietary fiber, which can help regulate digestion and contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus. Both the rind and the pulp contain phytochemical polyphenols and terpenes, specifically limonene, which gives the fruit its citrusy aroma. The volatile oils extracted from the peel are used in aromatherapy, skin products, and perfumes.

    According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, the juice of one lime that weighs approximately 44 grams (g) contains Trusted Source:

    • 11 calories
    • 3.7 g of carbohydrate
    • 0.74 g of sugar
    • 0.1 g of fiber
    • 0.13 g of protein

    Limes are renowned for their vitamin C content. One lime with a 2-inch diameter provides 32 percent of an individual’s recommended daily vitamin C intake.

    The juice from one lime provides 22 percent of the daily amount.

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