What do you prefer, lemon or a lime? They are almost alike, right? Of course, they do differ in size, color, and flavor, but many people in the world consider them the same. Lemons and limes obviously belong to the same family of fruits and they both are citrus fruits. They are almost similar when it comes to their nutritional benefits, but, still, they have differences as well. If you don’t have any lemons at home, you can just limes instead.
Do you know the scientific name for lemons? Scientifically, lemons are called Citrus Limon, and while limes are known as Citrus aurantifolia. You can easily make a difference between these two citrus fruits. While lemons are yellow in both flesh and skin, and the limes have the green colon on their skin and flesh. And, when it comes to size, the lemons are larger. They are usually two or three inches in diameter. And the limes are generally only one to two inches in diameter.
Now let’s say words about their taste and shape. When it comes to taste, lemons are quite sour, while limes can be sweet sometimes, but they can also be biter as well. And, about their shape, lemons are oval, while limes are round. But, you can also find limes that are also oval in shape. They both are loaded with Vitamin C, because they are citrus fruits. But, here comes the good part – lemons have a slight edge as they almost have two times more Vitamin C than the other.
Lemon has 53 milligrams and lime has only 29 milligrams for every 100 grams of lemon and lime respectively. Also, lemons have more potassium and folate than limes. But, limes contain more Vitamin A than lemons.