But did you know they are good for us, too?
- Lime contains by far more vitamin C than the lemon. A glass of warm water with lime juice and a teaspoonful of honey is an ideal remedy for cold and dry cough.
- The vitamin C content in lime boosts our immune systems and aids the healing of wounds and prevents damage to the eyes.
- Vitamin C is also helpful in maintaining the health of the teeth and bones. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, toothache, bleeding of the gums and fragility of bones.
- The rind of the fruit also has medicinal properties. It contains a volatile oil which is used in medicine for improving digestion.
- The lime juice is of great value in relieving constipation, when it is taken first thing in the morning in a glass of warm water.
- The potent anti-viral properties in lime can kill cholera bacilli within a very short period of time. Drink one part juice and one part water regularly.
Limes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks... although they can be kept longer, they will lose flavor after that length of time.
Per 2 inch fruit.
Weight Watchers P+ = 0.
Calories 19; Protein 0g; Carbohydrate 7g; Fat 0g; Fibre 2 g.
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