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All About Limes

By Tom Midford

Limeade Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (approx. 6 large limes)

  • 6 cups water, divided

  • 1 cup sugar

  • fresh lime slices (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Make simple syrup by bringing 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir often until sugar has completely dissolved. Cool.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to pitcher, adding more or less water to desired sweetness.

  3. Garnish with lime slices.


Lime History


The lime is said to be native to northern India and nearby regions of Myanmar, and was probably one of the first fruits to be brought from the east by the Crusaders. It was also brought to North Africa by the Arabs. It was later brought from Palestine to Europe. By the mid-13th century the lime was in France and Italy. Explorers from Spain and Portugal most likely brought the lime to the Americas, where the fruit took hold in the Caribbean, Eastern Mexico, tropical South America, Central America and the Florida Keys.


Citations


1.Refreshing Homemade Limeade. (2018, February 4). Finding Zest. Retrieved October 11, 2022, from https://www.findingzest.com/homemade-limeade/

2. Citrus aurantiifolia (lime). (n.d.). Retrieved October 13, 2022, from https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/13438


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