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20 Surprising Uses of Lime For Health You Never Knew

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20 Surprising Uses of Lime For Health You Never Knew

There is a famous proverbial quote – “When life gives you lime, make lemonade”. But we would rather say “When life gives you lime, use it to go healthy”. People often get confused between Lime and Lemons; both of these are citric fruits and have high nutritional value. Limes are highly acidic, small and green; while Lemons are less acidic, yellow and large.  In this blog, we will explore the 20 surprising uses of lime you never knew.

Lime has been used for its numerous medicinal benefits globally. This refreshing little fruit is known as  ‘Kaccha nimbu‘ in Hindi, ‘Kagadi Limbu‘ in Marathi, ‘Nimbe‘ in Kannada, and ‘Limbu’ in Gujarati. Whatever the name, this rich source of Vitamin C is used for enriching the skin, hair, health and to prepare various culinary. Apart from the fruit, the oil from lime peel is used in various beauty products, toothpaste, soaps, deodorants, hair and body oils, disinfectants and mouth wash.

The following table illustrates the nutritional content of both Lime and Lemons:

Content Value Lemon Lime
Calcium 26 mg per 100g 33mg per 100g
Vitamin C 53 mg per 100g 29 mg per 100g
Iron 0.6 mg per 100g 0.6 mg per 100g
Magnesium 8 mg per 100g 6 mg per 100g
Vitamin A 22 IU per 100g 50 IU per 100g
Taste Sour bitter/sweet/sour
Other minerals Traces of selenium, zinc, manganese and copper Traces of selenium, zinc, manganese and copper
Potassium 138 mg per 100g 102 mg per 100g
Phosphorous 16mg per 100g 18mg per 100g
Folate (important during pregnancy) 11 mcg per 100g 8 mcg per 100g
pH Value 2.00 and 2.60 2.00 and 2.35

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