Limes may be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Limes store better in a plastic bag if placed in the refrigerator and those stored at room temperature will yield more juice. Take care to keep limes out of direct sunlight as they will shrivel and become discolored. Preparation Tip:
To get maximum juice out of a lime pierce it with a sharp knife and heat it in a microwave for 30 seconds or in boiling water for 2 minutes before squeezing Did you know...
Limes may be most famous for their historical benefits to sailors. Limes are packed with Vitamin C and were eaten on ships to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by that vitamin deficiency. In the eighteenth century, all British naval ships assigned to long journeys were required to carry limes. The nickname 'limeys' for British sailors has continued to this day. Health Information:
One 38 gram lime has 11 mg of vitamin C and is rich in flavonoids.