Monday, September 29, 2014

Sweet Lime
Day 29


A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge

 



The sweet lime is almost exclusively served as juice, and is the most common available citrus juice in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Like most citrus, the fruit is rich in vitamin C, providing 50 mg per 100 g serving. In Iran it is used to treat influenza and common cold.

Like most citrus, sweet limes will not ripen off the tree, and must be picked when fully ripe. This is indicated by its tennis ball size and lustrous greenish yellow sheen. Gently scratch the surface of a sweet lime: If its oils give way in the fingernails, it is ripe. The juiciest fruits feel heavy for their size.



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