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Blood Lime fruit Introduction of Blood limes

An Informative website that tells you everything about fruits.Blood limes are hybrid citrus fruit, a cross between the red finger lime and the Ellendale Mandarin.

Scientific Name:Citrus Aurantifolia

Blood limes are a hybrid variety of citrus fruit produced by crossing the native Australian finger lime with the Mexican lime. The result is an unusual, vibrant-red fruit with a unique flavor that has become a popular ingredient in recipes and cocktails.

The blood lime is a relatively new citrus fruit, created by crossing the native Australian finger lime with the Mexican lime. It has a thin, deep red rind and a juicy, segmented flesh that ranges in color from pink to deep crimson. The flavor of the blood lime is tart and acidic, with a hint of raspberry and citrus, which makes it a great addition to cocktails and other recipes.

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Blood Lime fruit:

Blood Lime fruit
The skin, flesh and juice of blood limes are blood red in color. It is an attractive fruit with a very acidic taste. The fruits are lime shaped, 20-30mm wide.

Juice squeezed from the fruit has a sharp, crisp and clean flavor with pH approx 3.4.

The blood limes flesh is unable to cut into segments, as 'finger lime'. Since the citrus has vesicles breaking up when pressured.
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Blood Lime fruit Uses of Blood limes

  • The fruit can be as an attractive garnish for sweet and savory dishes.
  • The fruits are used in a range of value-added products likely marmalades, preserves, syrups, juices, beverages and sauces.
  • Blood limes have a variety of uses in cooking and baking, as well as for health and beauty purposes.
  • They can also be used to make cocktails and other beverages, or added to sauces and marinades.
  • Approximately five percent of the total usage of blood limes is for medicinal purposes. This includes using them as a natural remedy for colds and flu, indigestion, and skin problems.
  • . They can also be used to make teas, tinctures, and other herbal remedies.
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Blood Lime fruit Trees of Blood limes

Blood Lime tree
  • The tree produces deep blood-red colored fruit, on an attractive, dense and upright shrub to small tree, 2m to 3 m high and 2m wide.

  • The leaves are oval shaped with approximately 25 to 35mm long by 15mm wide.

  • The trees have dark, glossy-green foliage and purple-red growth flushes.

  • Slender spines are present in the leaf axils which damage the fruit. The tree can also be planted as an ornamental tree.

  • The crop is carried on long weeping shoots, which covered later by a dense canopy growth.

  • Pruning and nutrition management may be necessary to reduce this growth. It helps to minimize fruit damage and make harvesting easier.
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Blood Lime fruit Nutritional value of Blood Lime

Principle Nutrient Value
Vitamin C 17.5mg per 100g
Vitamin A 17.5g per 100g
Folate 5.2g per 100g
Potassium 224mg per 100g
Calcium 14.7mg per 100g
Magnesium 8.7mg per 100g
Iron 0.5mg per 100g
Phosphorus 10.3mg per 100g

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