Limes
Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos

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Ingredients: Descriptions and Photos
Limes

(Limes)  Limes smaller than lemons, and are oval or round in shape having a diameter of one to two inches with green flesh and skin. They can be either sour or sweet depending on the variety; however, sweet limes are not readily available in the United States. Sour limes, which are depicted here, contain citric acid giving them an acidic and tart taste, while sweet limes lack citric acid and are sweeter in flavor. They are great for adding flavor to a wide variety of recipes, and can be used as a salad dressing.  There are two general varieties of sour limes available, the Tahitian and the Key. Among Tahitian limes are the egg-shaped Persian and the smaller, seedless Bearss. Key limes, famous for the pie bearing their name, are smaller and more acidic than the Tahitian variety. Limes are originally from Southeast Asia and came to the Americas with Columbus in 1493. See the nutritional chart for limes below.

Limes, raw

Refuse: 16%  (Peel and seeds)
Scientific Name:  Citrus latifolia
NDB No: 09159 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 fruit (2" dia)
-------
67g
Proximates
Water
g
88.26
5
0.877
59.13
Energy
kcal
30
0
0.000
20
Energy
kJ
126
0
0.000
84
Protein
g
0.70
0
0.000
0.47
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.20
0
0.000
0.13
Ash
g
0.30
0
0.000
0.20
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
10.54
0
0.000
7.06
Fiber, total dietary
g
2.8
0
0.000
1.9
Sugars, total
g
1.69
0
0.000
1.13
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
33
0
0.000
22
Iron, Fe
mg
0.60
0
0.000
0.40
Magnesium, Mg
mg
6
0
0.000
4
Phosphorus, P
mg
18
0
0.000
12
Potassium, K
mg
102
0
0.000
68
Sodium, Na
mg
2
0
0.000
1
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.11
1
0.000
0.07
Copper, Cu
mg
0.065
1
0.000
0.044
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.008
0
0.000
0.005
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.4
0
0.000
0.3
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
29.1
1
0.000
19.5
Thiamin
mg
0.030
0
0.000
0.020
Riboflavin
mg
0.020
0
0.000
0.013
Niacin
mg
0.200
0
0.000
0.134
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.217
0
0.000
0.145
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.043
0
0.000
0.029
Folate, total
mcg
8
7
2.328
5
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Folate, food
mcg
8
7
2.328
5
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
8
0
0.000
5
Choline, total
mg
5.1
0
0.000
3.4
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
2
0
0.000
1
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
30
0
0.000
20
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
50
0
0.000
34
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
0.000
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.22
0
0.000
0.15
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0.000
0.00
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0.000
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.6
0
0.000
0.4
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.022
0
0.000
0.015
4:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
14:0
g
0.001
0
0.000
0.001
16:0
g
0.020
0
0.000
0.013
18:0
g
0.001
0
0.000
0.001
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.019
0
0.000
0.013
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.003
0
0.000
0.002
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.016
0
0.000
0.011
20:1
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.055
0
0.000
0.037
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.036
0
0.000
0.024
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.019
0
0.000
0.013
18:4
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
0
0.000
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.003
10
0.000
0.002
Lysine
g
0.014
10
0.000
0.009
Methionine
g
0.002
6
0.000
0.001
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0.000
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0.000
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23 (2010)