At this time of the year, Australian grown limes come into their own. With limes, it is either feast or famine - no in-between. When they are scarce they get incredibly expensive but that will not be the case for the next few weeks. In fact, although we sell limes by the individual unit price they are in fact half the price of lemons if you compare them by the kilo and most of our lemons at this time are imported from the USA. Help Aussie farmers, save yourself some money and enjoy the fresh taste of Aussie limes.
Limes are thin-skinned, glossy-green to yellowish in colour, with beautiful green flesh. Round to almost egg-shaped, about 5cm long, we have a small point at one end.
Like all citrus fruit we’re rich in vitamin C. 100ml of our juice has 47mg of vitamin C - more than the 40mg recommended intake for a day. They are also a good source of pectin, a type of soluble fibre. In some studies, soluble dietary fibre has been shown to help reduce blood cholesterol. They are very low in sugars which is why we taste sour. 100g has 120kJ and only 1g of natural sugar (for comparison 100g orange has 8g sugar). Read more about the nutrional benefits of limes here.
HOW TO PICK
Select those of us that are glossy green and feel heavy for our size.
HOW TO STORE
Limes are sold ripe and ready to use. Store us in a fruit bowl. Use within 7 days. Refrigerate for extended storage.