Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday’s Helping: Limes vs. Lemons

Yellow and green relatives

Yellow lemons and green limes have a lot in common since they’re both members of the citrus family. Limes tend to have a higher citric acid content, which results in a less palatable natural flavor compared to lemons. Limes provide less juice per individual fruit compared to their larger yellow cousins. Lemons taste more palatable while limes taste somewhat sour with hints of bitterness. Consequently, even though you might think the opposite, lime juice really cannot substitute for lemon juice and vice versa. We suggest adding a bit of lemon juice or lime juice while in the process of making ice cubes to help infuse your cold beverages with more flavor and nutrition. Just remember, they won't taste the same!

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