Persian LimeThe Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia) is a citrus hybrid with high acidity, strong aroma, and sour taste. It is thought to be a cross between a citron and a lemon. The Persian lime is also known as the Bearss lime, Tahiti lime, or seedless lime. The Persian lime is a small, round citrus fruit with greenish-yellow skin. The flesh is pale green and has a sour, acidic flavor. The fruit is typically 3-5 cm in diameter and contains many small seeds.
The Persian lime tree is a vigorous grower and can reach heights of 6-8 m. The leaves are dark green and glossy, and the flowers are white or pale pink. The fruit is typically harvested from late spring to early summer. The Persian lime is a popular ingredient in many dishes, including salads, salsas, marinades, and cocktails. It can also be used as a garnish or squeezed over food as lemon or lime would be. Persian limes are small, green citrus fruits with a sour taste. The skin of a Persian lime is thin and smooth. The flesh of the fruit is pale green and has a juicy texture. Persian limes are typically 2-3 inches (5-7 cm) in diameter.
Persian limes are thought to have originated in Iran, where they are still grown today. The fruit was introduced to Mexico by Spanish missionaries in the 16th century. Persian limes were brought to the United States in the early 19th century by settlers from Mexico. Today, most of the world's Persian limes are grown in Mexico.
The Persian lime is grown in many different countries, including Iran, Oman, India, and Pakistan. The fruit is also grown in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Ecuador. The largest producers of Persian limes are Iran and Mexico. In the United States, the Persian lime is most commonly grown in Florida, California, and Texas. The fruit is also grown in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Persian limes are a popular ingredient in many dishes. The sour taste of the fruit helps to balance out sweet or salty flavors. Persian limes are used to make limeade, a refreshing drink made with lime juice, sugar, and water. Limeade can be served plain or flavored with other fruits or herbs. Cocktails such as margaritas and mojitos often contain lime juice. Salad dressings, sauces, and marinades also often include Persian lime juice.
Global persian lime production
Limes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Persian limes, also known as Bearss limes, are a type of lime that is widely grown in Mexico and other parts of Central and South America. Persian limes are prized for their juicy flesh and tart flavor.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Mexico is the world’s leading producer of Persian limes, followed by Brazil and Colombia. In 2016, Mexico produced 1.5 million metric tons of limes, while Brazil and Colombia produced 1.2 million metric tons and 1 million metric tons, respectively.
The vast majority of Persian limes grown in Mexico are used for export. In fact, Mexico exports Persian limes to more than 100 countries around the world. The United States is by far the biggest importer of Mexican limes, importing nearly 80 percent of all Mexican lime exports.
Other major importers of Mexican limes include Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Persian limes grown in Brazil and Colombia are also exported to a variety of countries around the world.
The global production of Persian limes has increased significantly in recent years, rising from 1.2 million metric tons in 2010 to 1.5 million metric tons in 2016. The vast majority of Persian limes are grown in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia.
The increasing global production of Persian limes is largely due to the growing demand for the fruit. Persian limes are used in a variety of food and beverages, including cocktails, salads, main dishes, and desserts.