What is the difference between Lime and Calamansi?
The size of calamansi is smaller than lime, and the former tastes less acidic and sweeter than lime. It is also softer, making it easy to squeeze its juice using bare hands. In Malaysia, people like to use it to make limau asam boi (with sour plum), which is a popular choice especially at the mamak stall!
On the other hand, lime (Limau nipis) is slightly larger and has thin skin. The fruit is normally used in making drinks.
What are the benefits of consuming Lime?
Limes are nutritional powerhouses — high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, and more. Because of this, they promote healthy skin, and the antioxidants they contain are important compounds that defend your cells against molecules called free radicals.
What are the uses of lime?
Limes are very versatile, you may use them to:
- make drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
- make desserts and baked goods, such as lime pie, cookies, and ice cream
- neutralize odors – limes are used as a natural cleaning agent!
Some studies show that they have antimicrobial properties. Yes, lime juice can be mixed with vinegar and water and used as a surface spray for a non-toxic cleaning option.