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Lime Health Benefits And Nutrition Values


Lime refers to number of different citrus Fruit, both species and hybrids, which are typically round green to yellow in color, and containing sour and acidic pulp. Limes are excellent source of vitamin C. Limes are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. Limes are grown all year round and are usually smaller and sourer than lemons.Lime juice is the juice of limes (citrus). It may be squeezed from fresh limes, or purchased in bottles in both unsweetened and sweetened varieties. Lime juice is used to make limeade. Lime extracts and essential oils are frequently used in perfumes, cleaning products, and aromatherapy.

Lime


Minerals:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Calcium
33.9 mg
3%
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
Magnesium
19.4 mg
5%
Phosphorus
33.9mg
3%
Potassium
283 mg
8%
Sodium
4.8mg
0%
Zinc
0.2mg
1%
Copper
0.1mg 
3%
Manganese
2%
Selenium
0.2 mcg
Fluoride
~
Calorie Information:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
TotalCalories
108(452 kJ)
5%
Carbs
93.5(391 kJ)
 
Fat
7.7(32.2 kJ)
 
Protein
6.8(28.5 kJ)
 
Alcohol
0.0(0.0 kJ)
 
Sterols:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%
Phytosterols
~
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Fat & Fatty Acid
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Fat
0.2g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0g
0%
Monounsaturated fat
0.0g
Polysaturated Fat
0.1g
trans fatty acids
~
transmonoenoicfattyacids
~
trans-polyenoicfattyacids
~
Omega-3 fatty acids
19.4mg
Omega-6 fatty acids
36.3mg
Vitamins:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Vitamin A
121 IU
2%
Vitamin B
60.1 mg
2%
Vitamin B
120.0mcg
6%
Vitamin C
72.6 mg
121%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin D3
0.0mg
Vitamin E
0.5 mg
3%
Vitamin K
1.5mcg
Thiamin
0.1 mg
4%
Riboflavin
0.0mg
2%
Niacin
0.3mg
2%
Pantothenic
0.3mg
3%
Choline
12.3 mg
Betaine
0.5mg
Folate
24.2 mcg
6%
Carbohydrates:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Starch
0.0g
Sugars
4.1g
 
Protein & Amino Acids:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Protein
1.0mg
2%
Others:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Alcohol
0g
Water 
220g
Ash
0.8g  
Caffeine
0.0mg
Theobromine
0.0mg

PERSON WHOM MAY CONSUME LIME
  • SCURVY
  • Lime is a cure for scurvy, which is caused due to deficiency of vitamin-C and characterized by infections such as cough and cold; cracked lips and lip corners; ulcers in tongue and mouth; spongy, swollen and bleeding gums etc. that now days even a child can tell you that. It is caused due to the deficiency of vitamin-C, its remedy is none other than vitamin-C, and lime is blessed with this vitamin. In olden days, sailors and soldiers were given lime to keep safe from scurvy, which was a dreaded disease then. It is also distributed among the workers working in polluting environments like those working in furnaces, painting shops, heat treatments, cement factories, mines etc. to protect them from scurvy.

  • SKIN CARE
  • Lime juice and its oil are very useful for the skin when applied orally or externally. It rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections and reduces body odor due to presence of a large amount of vitamin-C and Flavonoids, both of which are class-1 anti oxidants, anti biotic and disinfectants. When applied externally on skin, its acids scrub out the dead cells, cures dandruff, rashes, bruises etc. and gives you a refreshing bath if its juice or oil is mixed into your bathing water.

  • CONSTIPATION
  • Primarily, the ample of acids present in lime helps to clear the excretory system by washing and cleaning off the tracts, just like some acids are used to clean floor and toilets. Then the roughage in it is also helpful in easing constipation. But it is mainly due to high acids. An overdose of lime juice with salt also acts as an excellent purgative without any side effects, thereby giving relief in constipation.



  • PEPTIC ULCER & RESPIRATORY DISORDER
  • Due to vitamin-c in lime, contains special compounds such as  Flavonoids (Limonoids such as Limonin Glucoside) which have an anti oxidant, anti carcinogenic, anti biotic and detoxifying properties which help for healing of peptic and oral ulcers.Lime oil, containing Flavonoids is extensively used in anti congestive medicines such as balms, vaporizers, inhalers etc. due to the presence of Kaempferol. Just scratching the peel of a lime and inhaling it gives immediate relief in congestion and nausea

  • GOUT
  • There are two main reasons for the causes of Gout. While the first reason is accumulation of free radicals in the body and the second is accumulation of toxins, primarily the uric acid. Now, limes can help you with both of these. It is a reservoir of anti oxidants & detoxifiers (vitamin-C & Flavonoids) which free the radicals as well as detoxify the body.

  • GUMS
  • Gum problems are due to deficiency of vitamin-C (Scurvy, which gives bleeding and spongy gums) and microbial growth. Sometimes, the ulcers and wounds from bones, hard objects etc. are also the causes. In all of these, limes can help you. Its vitamin-C cures scurvy, Flavonoids inhibit microbial growth and potassium and Flavonoids help heal ulcers and wounds.

  • PILES
  • Lime helps to heal up ulcers and wounds found in the digestive system and excretory system and gives relief from constipation too, it eradicates all the root causes of piles

  • TOOTHACHES
  • A diet, high in sugar and refined foods, along with the consumption of fizzy drinks (usually high in sugar) is the greatest threat to our teeth. Mouth bacteria break sugars down into different types of acids. These acids will attack the enamel on your teeth, causing decay and erosion of the protective layer on the tooth. The enamel is broken down slowly, this process can take years, after which an excruciating pain will let you know that your tooth is deteriorating but lots of people who suffer from toothaches start taking lots of painkillers to be able to ease the toothache pain.

    Curing toothaches is usually a task for your dentist, but a lot can be done to relieve yourself of the pain. Vitamin C, helps to maintain both bones and teeth, kills bacteria and prevents decay. Lime is known for its high vitamin C content and prevents teeth from decaying and gums from loosening around the teeth (caused by a high sugar level in the mouth). If you start adding lime juice to a glass of water every day, this can cure toothaches and help prevent them.

    Reducing your intake of sugars, and snacking less in between meals, will help your teeth to stay strong. Gargling with lime juice if you have a very painful toothache is an excellent home remedy.

     


PERSON WHOM MAY NOT CONSUME LIME
  • ULCER
  • As it contains citrus acid much lemon should not be taken by the ulcer patients






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