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There is some truth to the healing powers of citrus. Flavonoids in lime help in digestion. High vitamin C in citrus has also been attributed to helping with colds, eye health and skin’s healing properties and overall condition.
Fresh lime zest brightens everyday dishes like rice and seafood. Marinades and dressings benefit from a little grating.
This little green fruit is a favorite in Mexican salsas and Caribbean seafood dishes.

Thai dishes use it with coconut as a popular flavor combo. Key lime Pie uses the juice of a different species but regular juice cab be used in a pinch.
Remember a little bit goes a long way. Use zest and juice to perk up chicken and seafood. Don’t forget it also adds a kick to cocktails like margaritas and gimlets and enhances many beer.

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Share your favorite uses for lime in the comments below!

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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  • As always, I encourage to get creative in the kitchen, never be afraid to experiment. Having citrus in your dishes is definitely an ingredient to consider using for the many healthful benefits they provide. Thanks for the informative post!!! 🙂