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Limes have an acidity ideal for giving food zest

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 10, 2012

~~<p>The nickname &quot;Limey&quot; was given to British sailors who were served fresh limes in the 18th century, a nickname that later became a slang for British people. Limes are a good source of vitamin C that can prevent scurvy, the disease that afflicted sailors who went without fresh rations of citrus.</p>
<p>While we have lots of options for foods containing vitamin C, limes are still a good source. This green-skinned fruit with pale green pulp has an acidity that's perfect for drizzling over fried food, enhancing grilled fish, blending for a margarita or adding liveliness to guacamole. And, of course, it's the perfect citrus to use for making ceviche, the lime-marinated fish dish.</p>
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The nickname "Limey" was given to British sailors who were served fresh limes in the 18th century, a nickname that later became a slang for British people. Limes are a good source of vitamin C that can prevent scurvy, the disease that afflicted sailors who went without fresh rations of citrus.

While we have lots of options for foods containing vitamin C, limes are still a good source. This green-skinned fruit with pale green pulp has an acidity that's perfect for drizzling over fried food, enhancing grilled fish, blending for a margarita or adding liveliness to guacamole. And, of course, it's the perfect citrus to use for making ceviche, the lime-marinated fish dish. Login for more...



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