Key Limes

Key limes are smaller in size, have a yellowish-greenish color, and are tarter than other limes. Key limes were grown commercially in southern Florida and the Florida keys, until the 1926 hurricane wiped out the citrus groves. There are still many key lime trees throughout the Florida Keys in backyards however, commercial production is currently only on a small scale. They are most commonly used as juice in key lime pies.
How to Select Key Limes
Choose key limes with smooth, yellowish-greenish, shiny skin that are heavy for their size.
How to Store Key Limes
Refrigerate limes for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Benefits of Key Limes
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, low in calories, and an excellent source of vitamin C.

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