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Yellow Limes

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Yellow Limes

jlafler | Mar 31, 2008 01:04 PM

At the farmer's market yesterday I bought some yellow limes. They looked a lot like Meyer lemons. I'd never seen yellow limes before, and I asked the vendor if they were a special variety. He said no, that ripe limes are always yellow, but that they are almost always picked and sold green. He wasn't sure why -- maybe to make it easier to tell limes and lemons apart.

Is this true? If so, I've never had ripe lime juice until yesterday. We juiced one of them last night, and it was much juicier than any green lime I've ever had. Unfortunately, it wasn't a perfect tasting situation, since my husband used the juice to make cocktails. :-) I'm going to zest and juice one today to get a better sense of what the difference is.

Anyway, I'd love to hear any yellow lime experiences....

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