Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce)
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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 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 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.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Vista Farmers Market
Near Vista, California, United States
About 227 days ago, 3/12/16
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at Vista Farmers Market.
Santa Monica Farmers Market Near Santa Monica, California, United States
About 279 days ago, 1/20/16
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
City Heights Farmers Market Near San Diego, California, United States
About 283 days ago, 1/16/16
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at City Heights Farmers Market.
PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets - FremontNear Seattle, Washington, United States
600 N 34th St, Seattle 98103
About 290 days ago, 1/09/16
Spotter's comments : Sweet Limes (Lima Dulce) spotted at PCC Natural Markets. Winter is citrus season - Enjoy this less acidic variety of lime in your salad!
Suncoast Food Alliance Near Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
About 659 days ago, 1/05/15
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - InterbayNear Seattle, Washington, United States
2001 15th Avenue W, Seattle 98119
About 675 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 703 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 ;)