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How to Select a Lime

Select limes that are partly yellow, not solid bright green, and plump and heavy. Limes should be firm to the touch and not rock hard. They should give a little when gently pressed.  The skin should be shiny and smooth, avoid limes with shriveling, dull or lumpy skin. Ripe limes will also have a subtle lime aroma; if it doesn’t have an aroma then it is likely an indication that it is not ripe.

How to Store Limes

Limes can be stored at room temperature for about a week but to extend shelf life store in the crisper drawer in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks.

LimesHow to Freeze Limes

Limes can be frozen in quarters or in slices. Wash the fruit, quarter or slice, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer. Once they are frozen, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer.

How to Ripen Limes

Limes do not ripen off the tree, they must be picked and stored when they are mature.

Lime Recipes

Blueberry Banana Key Lime Muffins
Bottoms-Up Cherry Limeade
Coconut Key Lime Bars
Fresh Lime Curd
Key Lime Cheesecake
Key Lime Fudge
Key Lime Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Leprechaun Lime Drink
Lime Sweet Rolls
Tropical Lime Fruit Salad

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