Lime is an evergreen plant that belongs to the citrus family.
Fruit of lime is oval or globular-shaped.
Fully ripe fruit is yellowish green colored.
Fruit is covered with thin peel. Transparent membrane divides greenish flesh into segments. Each segment contains hundreds of miniature sacs filled with juice. Fruit continues to ripen after the harvest.
Lime has tangy sour taste, more acidic compared to lemon.
Lime is rich source of dietary fibers and vitamin C. It contains 4 times less vitamin C than lemon.
Fresh lime juice is so acidic that it can dissolve concrete .
Lime is a natural bleaching agent and best skin lightener.
Limes can only be successfully grown when there is no winter frost between 30°N and 30°S in the world.