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What can I do with limes?

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One thing you can make with limes is Key lime pie. This dessert is made with eggs and the juice and zest of tiny Key limes and has a meringue topping. Lime juice is also drizzled on avocado to keep it from discoloring during the making of guacamole and other avocado-based meals.

Lime is also an ingredient in sorbets and candies. It can be found in jams and jellies and non-alcoholic beverages like limeade. Lime juice is also used as an ingredient in many alcoholic beverages such as daiquiris. Slices of lime are also used as garnish.

Ceviche is a dish in which raw fish or shellfish is "cooked" in a bath of lime juice. Ceviche is very popular in Latin America and the Caribbean and uses seafood such as shrimp, mackerel, oysters, squid, octopus and tuna. Dried, or black limes are also part of the cuisine of the Middle East.

Lime is so rich in vitamin C that British sailors were once called "limeys" because of the limes they consumed to protect themselves from scurvy, a devastating disease. Lime also supports the health and beauty of the skin and has benefits for the digestive tract and the cardiovascular system.


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