Limes are as obvious in appearance as they are in flavor. Upon harvest, they have a green thin and porous peel, which, when zested releases floral aromatics. Their thinly segmented flesh is a pale lemon lime, fragrant, juicy and tart with a sour bite. When fully mature limes become yellow, similar to the color of lemons. The entire fruit is used for culinary applications.
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The lime is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous of all citrus fruits. It is an every day culinary staple in both fresh and juiced form. Its distinctive sour and tart flavor allows the lime to be a utility ingredient within countless recipes both savory and sweet.
At home, store them in plastic pouch and place inside the refrigerator where they keep well for up to a week. Store freshly squeezed lemon juice inside the freezer compartment for later use.