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Limes are small, the measure of diameter is 4-6 centimeters, and the height is 5-7 centimeters. Their shape is rounded to oblong. The peel is smooth, thin, and slightly bumpy and has many small oil glands on the surface, and the glossy green color turns into yellow when it is ripe. The flesh underneath the rind is juicy, soft, pale green, and seedless. Depending on the variety of the limes, they have an aromatic, floral scent with an acidic and bright flavor with notes of pine and spice.
The juice and zest of limes are both can be used. It's best to use limes in raw applications. You can use it for any dish as a finishing flavor. And you can use the juice for salsa, guacamole, dressings, and sauces. The juice also can be used in marinades and to make meats tender. The zest is often used in desserts and beverages as it gives a bright and citrusy flavor. You can also use limes to make jams, jellies, and pickles. The following items pair well with limes: meats such as poultry, turkey, beef, and seafood, cauliflower, bell pepper, kale, onions, garlic, avocado, mango, coconut, quinoa, rice, black beans, and herbs such as cilantro, thyme, and oregano.
To keep the limes for 1-2 weeks store at room temperature. And to keep longer for 3-4 weeks, store the limes in a plastic bag in the drawer of the refrigerator.