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Are lemon and lime trees different?
Lemons (Citrus limon) and limes (Citrus latifolia) are very different species and naturally grow on different trees. Although, like all citrus, easily cross breed and it is possible to graft and bud them so they can indeed be produced on the same tree. But this is not natural.
Which is better lime or lemon?
Despite differences in size, flavor and color, lemons and limes share the same nutritional benefits. … Although lemons and limes both provide these benefits, the higher vitamin C content of lemons makes them a slightly better option.
Do limes turn into lemons?
Sweet limes might be mistaken for lemons since they are yellow when ripe and ready to use. … Limes are yellow when they are fully ripe and develop sugars that make them delicious at this stage. They are not sold when yellow because unripe fruit is easier to ship since it is harder and stores longer when unripe.
Can I use lime instead of lemon?
Yes, for the most part, limes and lemons can be used interchangeably in recipes. However, it's important to note that lime juice is more acidic than lemon juice, so you may need to use a little less of it than what your recipe calls for. The general rule is 3/4 cup of lime juice substitutes for 1 cup of lemon juice.