Approximately two tablespoons of lime juice equal the juice in one lime, a green citrus fruit with a sour pulp. Limes are typically smaller than lemons. Types of limes include Persian and Key.
Limes are used to improve the flavor of beverages and food. Lime juice is used as an ingredient in some cocktails. Essential oils of lime are used in cleaning products, aromatherapy and perfumes.
Limes are a dietary source of vitamin C. In the 1800s, British sailors were given limes to ward off the nutritional disorder scurvy. The use of limes was considered a military secret, because it provided an advantage in allowing sailors to stay healthy while at sea for long periods.Learn More
One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice is equivalent to 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract. In addition, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest is equal to the same amount of extract.Full Answer >
One medium-sized orange yields around 2 ounces of orange juice. A standard-sized 8-ounce glass of orange juice requires approximately three or four medium oranges. Oranges can be juiced by hand or by using a hand-powered or electronic juicer.Full Answer >
One raw lime with a diameter of 2 inches and a weight of 67 grams contains 19.5 milligrams of vitamin C. In contrast, one raw lemon with a diameter of 2.13 inches and a weight of 58 grams contains 30.7 grams of vitamin C.Full Answer >
The average lime contains 1.38 grams of citric acid. This varies in reality according to the size of the lime, its liquid content, its ripeness and the season.Full Answer >