Following on from sharing our insight into the impressive health benefits of eating fresh pineapples, the team here at La Dona Fruit has created this new guide to help you navigate the nutritional aspects of fresh limes.
Thought to have originated in South East Asia (although, unsurprisingly, the Tahiti variety is likely from Tahiti!), limes are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that are vital for good health.
Although often overshadowed by the popular lemon, the lime is another powerhouse of vitamin C. The juice of a single lime contains almost a quarter of your recommended daily intake!
Lime are also loaded with calcium, magnesium, fibre, phosphorus and potassium, plus vitamins A, E and K, among other nutrients.
Now, that is a powerful nutritional punch for a tiny fruit!
Limes are easy to include in your diet. The citrus fruit pairs beautifully with seafood, salad dressings, smoothies, cocktails, sorbets and desserts.
Both lime juice and lime zest are commonly used in highly popular international cuisines, such as Colombian and Mexican. Limes make the perfect accompaniment to empanadas, ceviche, rice, salsas, and tacos, to name just a few dishes.
Similarly, limes are also one of the main ingredients in Thai and Vietnamese food, where they’re used to marinate meat, pep up dipping sauces and add some zing to salads.
For an easy fix, why not add a squeeze of lime to your morning glass of water to reap the amazing benefits of this beautifully bright green citrus fruit?
Or try these other lime recipes from La Dona.
Just remember to enjoy limes in moderation as part of a balanced diet.