An old variety native to France. its French name is Musque De Provence. Great for cooking.
Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce)
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This item was last sold on : 01/16/15
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Sweet limes bear fruit in the winter months.
The Sweet lime is known by many different names, including lima dulce, Indian lime, and Palestine lime. This species is Citrus limettioides, and should not be confused with Citrus limetta, the sweet lemon, which is also sometimes confusingly called Sweet lime. Common varieties include 'India,' 'Columbia,' 'Soh Synteng,' and 'Palestine.' Sweet limes are somewhat of a mystery, but are thought to be a hybrid of a Mexican lime and a sweet lemon or citron. A recent study, however, found their parentage to be sour orange and citron.
Sweet limes look similar to more common limes, but have yellow-green or yellow-orange rinds rather than green. The fruits are generally round and smooth. The flesh is very sweet. The flavor is barely tart, since sweet limes have little citric acid.
Sweet limes contain several antioxidants, including Vitamin C. They are also high in Vitamin B and dietary fiber.
Many people eat sweet limes as is, out of hand, or juiced into a refreshing beverage. Sweet limes can also be preserved as pickles or jam, and cooked. The flavor pairs well with meat and poultry. Sliced Sweet limes make an elegant addition to layer cakes, fruit salads, and garnishes. Choose fruits with smooth texture and a heavy feel, which indicates more juice. They can be stored for around two weeks either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, and should remain loose rather than wrapped in plastic.
Sweet limes are particularly popular in India. Besides its culinary uses, the Sweet lime holds a place in Indian medicinal treatments, in which it is used as a coolant, particularly in cases of fever.
Sweet limes are considered to have originated in India, and did not arrive in the United States until 1904. Today they are still grown in central and northern India, as well as in the Mediterranean region and tropical parts of the Americas.
Recipes that include Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce). One is easiest, three is harder.
|All The Marmalade||The Sweet Lime Limited|
|Food 52||Sweet Lime Pickle|
|Food Migration||Yucatecan Sopa de Lima (Citrus Soup)|
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Suncoast Food Alliance
Near Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
About 240 days ago, 1/05/15
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - InterbayNear Seattle, Washington, United States
2001 15th Avenue W, Seattle 98119
About 256 days ago, 12/20/14
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at Whole Foods Market. Sweet limes grown in California can add unique, awesome flavor to your coctails!
UwajimayaNear Seattle, Washington, United States
600 5th Avenue South, Seattle 98104
About 284 days ago, 11/22/14
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at Uwajimaya. Grown in the US and only $2.29lb - these will be perfect in my pisco sour ;)
Santa Monica Farmers Market
LeticaNear Santa Monica, California, United States
Garcia Organic Farm
40430 De Luz Murrieta Rd, Fallbrook 92028
About 420 days ago, 7/09/14
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Saraga International Market Near Columbus, Ohio, United States
About 522 days ago, 3/29/14