Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Limes are commonly grown in China, India, the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy and Thailand, etc. Limes are also cultivated in many tropical and subtropical countries that grow citruses.


Famous varieties include Persian limes (also known as Tahiti limes) from the Middle East and Mexican limes.

Nutritional Values

Limes and lemons have a similar nutritional composition.

Per 100 g (Approx. 3 limes)
Energy 30 kcal
Sugar 1.7 g
Vitamin C 29.1 mg
Dietary Fibre 2.8 g
Iron 0.6 mg

Buying Tips

Fresh and juicy limes are firm, heavy, glossy and deep green in colour. Those turning yellow are riper, less juicy and have less intense flavour. If refrigerated, they can be stored for around 3-4 weeks.

Interesting Titbits

Limes are usually 2-5 cm long. Less sour than lemons but full of fragrance, they are widely used as a flavouring in Southeast Asian cuisine.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

3 limes

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