Persian Seedless Limes

Persian lime is a citrus fruit sold simply as a “lime” in the United States. The fruit is about 6 cm in diameter, often with slightly pointed ends, and is usually sold quite green, although it yellows as it reaches full ripeness. It is larger, thicker-skinned, and less aromatic than the key lime. They are less acidic than key limes and don’t have the bitterness that lends to the key lime’s unique flavor.

Key Lime

The Key Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a citrus species with a round fruit, 2.5–5 cm in diameter (1–2 in) that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller, seedier, has a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind than that of the Persian lime (Citrus x latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor. The name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavoring ingredient in Key lime pie.

Finger Lime

The finger lime has been recently popularized as a gourmet bushfood. The long, rounds have been likened to a “caviar lime”, which can be used as a garnish or added to various recipes. The fresh vesicles have the effect of a burst of effervescent tangy flavor as they are chewed. The fruit juice is acidic and similar to that of a lime. Marmalade and pickles are also made from finger lime. The finger lime peel can be dried and used as a flavoring spice.

10lb Euro Lime

A Euro lime is a higher grade lime with a vibrant green color. It is also known to have no defects or color variation, and the strong, true lime tart flavor.