Lemons & limes > How They're Different

Have you ever wondered about the difference between lemons and limes? We have!

The most significant difference when it comes to nutritional value is around Vitamin C. Can you guess which one has more? Lemons contain slightly more Vitamin C per serve than their counterparts.

Vitamin C helps the liver to produce glutathione, a regenerative antioxidant that helps it to process and eliminate toxins.

Limes are slightly higher in Calcium than lemons however the amount is not significant enough to choose limes for this reason alone.

The main difference is found in taste and size. Lemons are slightly sweeter as compared to limes, and a fair bit larger.

Lemons & Limes - Nutritional Values for 100g

difference between lemons limes nutrients

Fun Fact about Lemons & Limes

High levels of Vitamin C made lemons and limes vital during the 18th and 19th centuries. English sailors (known as “limeys”) away at sea for many months consumed citrus fruits to protect them from scurvy (a common disease at the time). Scurvy is due to a lack of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)!

Health Benefits 

  • Boost Immunity
  • Expedite Healing
  • Optimise Digestion
  • Boost Circulation
  • Antioxidant Activity
  • Weight Loss

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