Approximately two tablespoons of lime juice equal the juice in one lime, a green citrus fruit with a sour pulp. Limes are typically smaller than lemons. Types of limes include Persian and Key.Continue Reading
Limes are used to improve the flavor of beverages and food. Lime juice is used as an ingredient in some cocktails. Essential oils of lime are used in cleaning products, aromatherapy and perfumes.
Limes are a dietary source of vitamin C. In the 1800s, British sailors were given limes to ward off the nutritional disorder scurvy. The use of limes was considered a military secret, because it provided an advantage in allowing sailors to stay healthy while at sea for long periods.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
One raw lime with a diameter of 2 inches and a weight of 67 grams contains 19.5 milligrams of vitamin C. In contrast, one raw lemon with a diameter of 2.13 inches and a weight of 58 grams contains 30.7 grams of vitamin C.Full Answer >
The average lime contains 1.38 grams of citric acid. This varies in reality according to the size of the lime, its liquid content, its ripeness and the season.Full Answer >
When substituting lemon concentrate for real lemon juice in a recipe, use two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice to replace the juice of one lemon. Bottled lemon juice is made from a lemon juice concentrate and lemon oil and is a stable product that maintains its freshness for up to six months in the refrigerator. Substitute lemon juice concentrate for equal proportions in any recipe calling for lemon juice.Full Answer >
Make a decorative fruit platter by first cutting the fruit into pieces of a similar size and shape, and then arrange the fruit by color into interesting shapes and patterns, such as heart, flowers, stripes and circles. Avoid using apples, bananas and other fruits that turn brown when exposed to the air.Full Answer >