Similar to Lemons, organic limes are an excellent source of important vitamins and have wonderful health benefits. A little squeeze goes a long way, so add organic limes to your drinks or meal and enjoy the upgrade of both taste and nutrients.
Nutritional Elements of Organic Limes: Limes are great for health for many reasons. To start, limes are excellent sources of Vitamin C as well as Citric Acid, both of which are natural fat-burners. Limes also contain Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Potassium, flavonoids as well as Limonene, studies of which have shown to have wonderful anti-cancer properties. In addition, organic limes have an amazing natural antibiotic effect. In fact, lime juice has shown to help protect people against cholera during dangerous outbreaks.
When to buy: Year-round, but limes are in abundance in mid-spring to late fall. Select limes that are full of green color, without scratches or bruises and feel heavy in your hand.
The Organic Choice: Like all citrus, non-organic limes contain extremely high levels of trace pesticides on their rind and skin, so buying organic limes is necessary in order to protect your body from the harm these chemicals can do.