Lemons and limes are grown all over the world. Lemons mostly in temperate climates, while limes grow in tropical and subtropical regions.
Both fruits are a good source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation and stimulates collagen production.
These two fruits are known for their tart flavor and have culinary uses around the world. They can be used for cooking, preserving food, or simply as a flavoring agent.
Lemon and lime essential oils are often used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. They are also found in many household cleaning products, giving them fragrant and antibacterial properties.
When it comes to cooking, both citrus fruits are used in similar ways.
Both are great for salad dressings, sauces, marinades, drinks and cocktails. Which fruit you choose will likely be based on the flavor profile of the dish.
Because limes are more bitter, they are often reserved for savory dishes, while the sweetness of lemons lends itself to broader application in both sweet and savory meals.
|Energy||29 kcal (121 kJ)||30 kcal (126 kJ)|
|Sugars||2,5 g||1,7 g|
|Dietary fiber||2,8 g||2,8 g|
|Fat||0,3 g||0,2 g|
|Proteins||1,1 g||0,7 g|
|Vitamin B1||0,04 mg||0,03 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0,02 mg||0,02 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0,1 mg||0,2 mg|
|Vitamin B5||0,19 mg||0,217 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0,08 mg||0,046 mg|
|Vitamin B9||11 μg||8 μg|
|Vitamin C||53 mg||29,1 mg|
|Calcium||26 mg||33 mg|
|Iron||0,6 mg||0,6 mg|
|Magnesium||8 mg||6 mg|
|Manganese||0,03 mg||no data|
|Phosphorus||16 mg||18 mg|
|Potassium||138 mg||102 mg|