Citrus × aurantiifolia

General Information

It comes from Southeast Asia, also known as green lemon, it is one of the most common exotic fruits of the fruit bowl and of gastronomy, its use comes from the Middle Ages.

It belongs to the citrus family, and there are more than 1,500 varieties. They are generally small in size, and green or yellow in color. Its flavor can be acid, sweet or sometimes bitter, its pulp is quite fleshy and refreshing.

Mexico is considered the country with the highest production of this fruit around the world.


Latin name: Citrus × aurantiifolia
Family plant name: Rutaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1.7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0.4g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 3mg 1%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 2mg 1%
Magnesium 2%
Phosphorus 3%
Vitamin B1 3%
Vitamin B2 2%
Vitamin B3 1%
Vitamin B5 4%
Vitamin B6 4%
Vitamin C 35%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What properties does the Limes have?


Limes are highly consumed by the percentage of water they contain (94%), they are an important source of vitamin C, it also contains magnesium, essential oils, potassium, folic acid, citric acid, flavoids, beta carotene and antioxidants.


This fruit, in addition to being essential for our good health, is also used for cleaning our home.

  1. Highly diuretic
  2. Has anticancer properties
  3. Strengthens our immune system
  4. Normalizes the excess of citric acid in our stomach
  5. Ideal for diabetics and overweight people
  6. Provides vitamins and fiber
  7. Improves digestion, stimulates the production of gastric juices
  8. Prevents dehydration
  9. Rejuvenates the skin
  10. Eliminates dead cells
  11. Relieves colds and other respiratory problems
  12. Fight constipation
  13. Combat the retention of liquids


How to consume?

 This fruit, in addition to being beneficial for our health, fulfills different tasks in our home. It can be used in salads, dressings, juices, desserts. It can also be implemented as an aromatic, air freshener, and disinfectant.

Before consuming it, be sure to wash it very well, check that you have green skin, without wrinkles or spots. It is important to keep them in the fridge to prolong their shelf life.