Description: Key limes, also called Mexican limes, are small (1-2″), round, thin-skinned yellowish fruit with a brisk, unique flavor compared to other limes. The key lime usually has a more tart and bitter flavor than other limes. Compared to lemons, key limes have a higher sugar and citric acid content. For a different accent on or in your food, use the key lime instead.
Taste: Highly acidic and uniquely tart
Selection: Choose a firm fruit that feels heavy for its size. The skin should be light yellow and fine-grained, like leather. Avoid any signs of decay, mold or blotchy, brown spots. Don’t buy if the skin is turning hard or shriveled.
Ripening: Not necessary
Season: All year
Brooks Origin: Mexico
- Serving size 1 fruit Amount per serving
- Calories 20
- Total Carbohydrates 7.0g
- Dietary fiber 2.0g