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Best to Buy

Choose firm, uniformly colored limes. Avoid fruit that is hard or that shows brown or white spots, which indicate age and mold.

Prep & Store

Wash under cold water and cut into segments or slices. Keep limes in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or at room temperature for up to one week.

Tasty Tip

Use a microplane grater to zest a lime and use in punches, cakes, sauces, and more.

Nutrition Notes

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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