Limes are small, sour hybrid fruits that grow on trees or shrubs and part of the citrus family. Underneath the green rind of the lime, the flesh is soft, juicy and pale green. Limes have an aromatic, floral scent with an acidic, tangy, and bright flavor. Limes are generally less sour than lemons. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Limes, like their cousin the lemon, are used to flavor dishes of all shapes and sizes and are even added to many drinks both hot and cold. To make the lime a start of a dish, try creating a key lime pie or even lime tarts and ice cream. Incredibly refreshing and satisfying with a tart taste.