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Lime Peel Powder

  • Citrus x aurantifolia
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
Lime Peel Powder

SKU
lim_pp1oz

Common Name

Standardized: lime
Other: key lime

Botanical Name

Citrus x aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Plant Family: Rutaceae

Overview

Introduction

Compared to the Persian lime (Citrus x latiolia), the key lime is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind. It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the Key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor. Though the tree is native to southeast Asia, its name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavoring ingredient in Key lime pie.

Constituents

Limonene, beta-pinene, gamma-terpinene and citral.

Parts Used

Dried peel

Typical Preparations

Teas, smoothies or other drinks, and baked goods; also utilized in cooking and body care or soap preparations.

Summary

A suitable substitute for traditional limes or any citrus fruit peel. Citrus aurantifolia is native to southeast Asia. Its apparent path of introduction was through the Middle East to North Africa, then to Sicily and via Spanish explorers to the West Indies, including the Florida Keys. From the Caribbean, lime cultivation spread to tropical and subtropical North America, including Mexico, Florida and later California. Since NAFTA came into effect, many Key limes on the US market are grown in Mexico, Central America and South America.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.