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.
Limes and lemons are also sources of vitamins and minerals other than vitamin C. Limes are generally more acidic and contain more sugar than lemons do. The lime's most likely place of origin is Asia. Brazil is, as of 2014, the world's leading producer of limes. Sweet limes are produced in Egypt as well as in other countries near the tropics and are notable for their low citric acid levels.