Lemon and lime are technically different fruits, but they both belong to the same family of citrus. The two of them are also similar when it comes to their acidic content, as well as their numerous health benefits that they can provided the human body with. Lemons and limes are known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. These properties allow them to protect against heart disease to a certain degree, as well as minimizing the risk of certain cancers.
- Lemons have about twice as much vitamin C as limes, and taste less bitter.
- Lemons grow well in moderate climates, while limes prefer tropical or subtropical regions.
- Lemons and limes both contain anti-oxidants and are sources of potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
“Lemon and lime are largely similar in appearance, taste and nutritional values. But there are slight differences that separate them.”