What is up with limes?
- QueenB Apr 18, 2007 05:30 PM
The past three times I've bought limes at the grocery store, I've gotten them home, gone to use them and they're dry as a bone. I might get a quarter tsp. of juice out of the whole thing. I've put in the microwave, rolled on the countertop, put on the juicer, but these suckers are dry as a bone.
Anyone else having these problems? Do I just not know how to pick a good lime? How would I pick a good lime?
I could drop one of these desicated, alpha-limes from a barn roof without damaging it, yet my car bumper couldn't withstand a 5 mph crash. What we need to do in America is start driving our limes! :)
Try to get YELLOW limes.
Explanation: limes become yellow when ripe. As such, they are much juicier & tastier.
For marketing reasons they are usu. picked up very early in the development process. It seems market perception is people's IQ won't be high enough to distinguish limes from lemons, while "green" and "yellow" are easy to differentiate.
My solution: get to know farmers in your area that grow limes, ask them to send you a box of YELLOW ones, voilà!