Limes are the most popular citrus fruits available in bright green colour. Unlike lemons(usually appear in yellow), limes are pretty sour.
The rich antioxidants and vitamin C in lime ensure several health benefits. People use lime juice in sauces, desserts, and meals to digest heavy-oiled foods. Usually, limes are also used in desserts and salads to improve food flavour.
Whether you are eating fatty foods or carbs, adding lime to the food makes it light, fresh, and digestible. Although limes are available in the markets, not all are fresh and retain all essential nutrients.
The lime at Red Rickshaw retains all nutrients as it’s completely organic and free from chemicals. These limes are nutrient-rich. Here are the various nutrition facts of the medium-sized lime UK.
- Fat: 0.1gm
- Iron: 2%
- Calories: 20
- Carbs: 7gm
- Protein: 0.5gm
- Fiber:1.9 gm
- Vitamin-C: 22%
- Calcium: 2%
The fewer calories and high vitamin-c percentage in the lime helps in immunity boosting. However, several other minerals in the lime include vitamin B6, Thiamine, Potassium, magnesium, folate, niacin, etc.
Features and Health Benefits
Drinking lime juice ensures several health benefits.
- As lime is rich in antioxidants, it prevents cell damage associated with diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer.
- It’s no surprise that vitamin-c boosts the immune system. And lime is the richest source of vitamin-c. So, it acts as an immunity booster and recovers the wounds faster.
- Applying lime juice on the skin makes the skin firm and plump. It eliminates wrinkles and promotes youthful skin. Moreover, lime is best known for relieving muscle stress and strain.
- Vitamin-C-rich foods like lime increase iron absorption in the body. However, due to the use of various chemicals, while growing the crops, the natural features of the lime have been declining. Unlike other limes, these limes retain all the minerals and enhance metabolism.
- Apart from the above-mentioned lime uses, it’s also linked to minimizing the risk of cancers, heart diseases, and kidney stones.
How to use lime to enhance health benefits
Limes have endless applications. From beauty hacks to snacks to desserts, limes are used everywhere.
The pungent aroma of the lime enhances the flavour. People use limes to make pickles and add in foods to increase the shelf life. Limes are often used to prepare meat, ice creams, salads, cookies, and lime pie. These are even used for cleaning purposes.
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Sour & Spicy Lime Pickle:
- 7 to 8 limes
- One tablespoon of Ajwain
- ½ tablespoon of red chilli powder
- One tablespoon of salt
- Wash the limes and dry them.
- Cut the lemons into four small pieces.
- Squeeze lime to draw a juice of ¼ teaspoon. Do not over squeeze limes.
- Remove the seeds.
- Mix ajwain, chilli powder, and salt using a small spoon or fingers.
- Stuff the above mixture in on the lime.
- Then, place all the spiced limes in a clean jar. Close with a lid.
- After that, pour the lemon juice that you have squeezed earlier into the jar.
- Sprinkle enough salt and spice.
- Finally, place them in the sunlight for 4 to 5 days, and each day, shake the jar so that the ingredients mix well and enhance the taste.
- That’s it. After five days, enjoy the lime pickle with your food.