Limes are citrus fruits believed to have originated in Southeast Asia in the 10th century where they were transported by Arab traders to Spain three centuries later.
There are two main lime varieties, Tahitian and Key. Less commonly known are the former egg-shaped Persian limes and the smaller, seedless Bearss.
- Limes provide a plentiful supply of antioxidants which get rid of free radicals and cancerous cells in the body. (1)
- Limes contain high percentages of vitamin C which can contribute to lowered risk of infections, strokes, diabetic heart disease, and cancer. (2)
- Contains antidiabetic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties in the form of limonoids which can attach itself to sugar molecules and neutralise the negative effects of the sugar. (3) (4)
- A good source of fibre which is beneficial in supporting weight loss and cleansing the colon to reduce the risk of colon cancer. (5)
Limes Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||2|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||11 g||4%|
|Dietary Fibre||3 g||11%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C||48%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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