With a history that can be traced back to the 1500s, this tropical citrus fruit is beloved around the world for its slight sweetness and tangy, seedless pulp.
Like lemons and oranges, limes are harvested when they're ripe and recipe-ready.
Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag.
Wash limes under cool, running water before slicing, juicing, or grating for zest.
When juicing, bring the lime to room temperature and roll it on the counter to extract more juice.
For easy wedges slice of the top and bottom of the lime and then quarter the lime. Lime quarters can be sliced into eighths.
For zest, use a fine grater and only use the very top layer of rind.
A few sprigs of rosemary will bring out the best in a fresh-squeezed limeade.