Lemons & Limes
Tropicana® Premium Fresh lemons have a taste so powerful, they’ll make you pucker up if you bite right into them! Although lemons are rarely consumed like this, the lemon’s flavor is a favorite for many. More than just tart and tasty, lemons are bursting with nutrition, too.
The smallest members of the true citrus family, Tropicana® Premium Fresh limes are rich in the antioxidant Vitamin C and they are an essential ingredient in authentic Mexican, Southwestern U.S., Vietnamese, and Thai dishes.
Did You Know?
Tropicana® Premium Fresh lemons are grown in the United States. Tropicana® Premium Fresh limes are grown in the United States, Mexico, South Africa, and Uruguay.
A Tropicana® Premium Fresh lemon or lime contains about 17-20 calories per fruit. They are cholesterol free, fat free, sodium free, and free of saturated fat. Lemons and limes are high in the antioxidant Vitamin C and are a good source of fiber and calcium.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you select a perfect lemon or lime?
Choose lemons and limes that are firm with smooth, thin skin. Limes should have glossy, deep green skins for the best tart flavor. Fruit should be heavy for its size. Ripe lemons should also have a sweet citrus fragrance.
How should I store my fruit?
Fresh lemons and limes can be kept at room temperature for up to one week, but keep them out of the sun. Depending on ripeness, fruit can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks refrigerated. To increase the amount of juice you’ll get, store at room temperature before using.
What is lemon zest?
Lemon (lime and orange) zest is the outer, colorful portion of any type of citrus. The zest contains most of the citrus’ natural oils, so it is very flavorful and aromatic and is often used in cooking and baking.
How can I use lemons and limes?
Add a wedge to your favorite tea or adult beverage. Sprinkle a liberal amount of juice over guacamole to keep it green. Perk up plain sugar cookies with a dash of lemon zest. Combine lemon juice with olive or flax oil, freshly crushed garlic, and pepper to make a light and refreshing salad dressing. Combine lime juice with water to make refreshing limeade. Mix lime juice and lime zest with cooked brown rice, garden peas, chicken, scallions, and sunflower seeds for a delectable salad. Be creative!