For your cocktails, pies and curries you only want the best limes that are nice and sharp, but above all full of flavour. But what if you only see pale yellow limes, instead of those beautiful bright green varieties?
Green vs Yellow Limes
No worries! Where we thought for a long time that the yellow-green limes had matured too far and therefore no longer ‘the best of the best’, it simply turns out to work the other way around.
Many of the limes sold do indeed start out green and as they ripen they turn yellow-green to completely yellow. At that point they are not overripe, but just right!
Which one do you use when?
The big difference, however, is that ripe limes are a lot sweeter and less sour, but juicier than the green (non-ripe) pieces. This makes one technically not necessarily better than the other, but it depends purely on your taste and what you are going to use them for.
Tip: do you need quite a bit of lime juice? Then use the ripe variety or a mix of both. Just want to catch the sour taste? Then use the green limes. Please note: once picked they retain their color, so they do not ripen in the fruit bowl as with many other types of fruit .
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