With those acidic juice vesicles and fresh green color in hand, lime is the most talked and approachable specie of the genus Citrus. Sitting proudly among the members of the Rutaceae family, lime has grabbed a bit more limelight due to its fervent use and availability.
Limes are used to pronounce the taste of savory dishes and beverages. The genus Citrus is heavy with a large variety of species that are commonly called lime. This makes it difficult for English speakers when they turn up at the markets. Also, the species of the Citrus genus hybridize frequently resulting in quite a load of new species too.
Historically, an event regarding the treatment of scurvy through lime has earned it quite a reputation. Limes are packed sugar, vitamin B complex and C, and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and sodium. Its medicinal usage imparts healthy-looking, glowing skin. It also promotes healthy digestion, keeps the infections at bay, helps with obesity, and reduces blood sugar levels and chances of contracting heart diseases.