Lime Juice Has Less Vitamin C Than Lemons But More Vitamin A And Calcium!

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Historical Highlights

Limes, though closely related to lemons, have long been considered more fragrant, sweeter and less acidic to the taste. Their origins are thought to be Southeast Asia, spreading later, during the Crusades to Europe.

During the sixteenth century the lime made its way to Florida. What we in the US lime juicenow consume is believed to be a hybrid of the early lime and the citron, a fruit native to Tahiti.

For centuries limes travelled with seafarers as a deterrent to scurvy. As late as the nineteenth century, lime juice was carried aboard British vessels for this purpose, and thus was born the slang ‘Limey’ for British sailors!

Amazing Benefits

Limes are very similar to lemons in nutritional content, with a few notable differences. Like lemons, they have no cholesterol, are high in fiber and low in calories.

Both are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, calcium and phytonutrients. However, limes have 4 times less vitamin C while the opposite is true for vitamin A and calcium. They are a higher source of A and contain nearly twice as much calcium as lemons.

Lime Juice RecipesLime Juice & Smoothie Recipes

Lime Apple Ginger Juice
1 Lime – rind and all!
4 Apples – core, skin and all!
1 thumb fresh Ginger

Lime Cucumber Juice
1 Lime – rind and all!
2 Apples – core, skin and all!
1/2 Cuke – with skin
1 Celery stalk

More delicious and powerful recipes can be found in Juicing & Smoothie Recipes That Heal! available here in the box on the right and for Kindle, Nook and iPad users at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.

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