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The Key Lime, also known as the Mexican Lime, or Yellow lime is a citrus fruit that is believed to have originated in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. It is known for its small size, round shape, green to yellow skin and juicy, tart, and flavourful pulp.
Key Limes' seasonality varies depending on where it is grown, but it is typically available for our customers all year round.. To know when the fruit is ripe, it will be slightly soft to the touch and has a slightly yellow or yellow-green colour. To store the fruit, it should be kept at room temperature until it is fully ripe, then can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. The fruit can be used underipe (when fully green) or ripe, when yellow.
Key Lime is commonly used in cooking and baking, it is well known for its use in making Key Lime Pie, it can also be used to make marinades, dressings, and cocktails such as Margarita. The zest and juice can be used in various recipes such as cakes, cookies, and ice cream. Many people also simply start their day with a glass of hot water with freshly squeezed key lime as they note the benefits to their bodily function.
Key Lime is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and antioxidants. It also contains potassium, magnesium, and dietary fiber. Eating Key Lime may also help with digestion, boost the immune system, and improve heart health. Additionally, key lime contains high levels of antioxidants, which may help to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. Key Lime is also known for its low-calorie content, making it great for use in weight management diets and overall health.