A lime is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, 3–6 centimeters in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. There are several species of citrus trees whose fruits are called limes
Lime occupies an important place among the fruits that possess medicinal properties. The seeds, flesh, and rind of this fruit have medicinal properties. Lime juice possesses healing and curative properties. This fruit has been mentioned in ancient Indian and Chinese medicinal texts due to its health benefits.
· To prevent scurvy during the 19th
century, British sailors were issued a daily allowance of citrus, such as
lemon, and later switched to lime.
· British sailors acquired the nickname, “Limey”
because of their usage of limes.