Persian Limes

Did you know that the Persian, or Tahitian, lime is the most commonly available in the U.S.? While the true origin is unknown, it’s thought to be a hybrid of the Mexican lime. It is believed to have been introduced to Europe from Persia. Then, taking a roundabout route to reach us, Portuguese traders brought the Persian lime to Brazil and then Australia. Somehow the fruit reached Tahiti, and was brought to California from there between 1850 and 1880.

Persian limes are available to us year round, but their peak season runs from May through August.

Use some Persian limes to cook up a Lime-Cilantro Roast Chicken tonight.

Or, check out some other interesting recipes on Hub Pages.

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