A lime (from French lime, from Arabic līma, from Persian līmū, "lemon") is a citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 3–6 centimeters (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles.
There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes, including the Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), Persian lime, Makrut lime, and desert lime. Limes are a rich source of vitamin C, are sour, and are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. They are grown year-round. Plants with fruit called "limes" have diverse genetic origins; limes do not form a monophyletic group.
Key Lime, Kagzi Nimbu
The Key lime is a citrus hybrid native to tropical Southeast Asia. It has a spherical fruit, 25–50 mm in diameter. The Key lime is usually picked while it is still green, but it becomes yellow when ripe. The Key lime is smaller, seedier, has higher acidity, stronger aroma, and thinner rind than the Persian lime
Seedless Lemon is a species of small evergreen tree The tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice,
Citrus × meyeri, known as 香柠檬, or the Meyer lemon, is a hybrid citrus fruit native to China. It is a cross between a citron and a mandarin/pomelo hybrid. Mature trees are around 6 to 10 ft tall with dark green shiny leaves. Flowers are white with a purple base and fragrant.
The Lisbon Lemon is a classic, heirloom lemon and the most commonly grown in Australia. They have a bright yellow, thin, smooth skin that are juicy and high in acidity. The ellipsoidal yellow fruit with its characteristic bitter, acidic taste is popular for cooking and cleaning.