Key lime is called West Indian lime in Jamaica, or just lime. Jamaican used lime juice for different purposes:
- To make lemonade
- To wash the slime off raw chicken
- Cut the rawness from fish
- Mixed with honey or salt to remove mucous from throat
- To remove fish bone/s stuck in the throat
- Mixed with baking soda and use as a facial mask
- 2 tsp. lime juice into a glass of water will keep you hydrated and cleans fat from the blood.
- Good for boil . Roasted lime place over the affected area will relieve the pain and bring pus to the surface where it can be easily removed.
- For high blood pressure: Squeeze the juice of one lime in a young coconut water
- Use to remove ink stains, fruits stain and iron rust.
- The juice is the key ingredient in the famous key lime pie
Eat more lime if:
There is a wound that takes a longer time than usual to heal.
* There is easy bruising.
* There is clotting or blood clots in or under the skin.
* You experience general weakness.
* You experience loss of appetite.
* You experience poor digestion or unexplained loss of weight.
* You experience chest burns.
* You experience nose bleed.
* You have sore and bleeding gum.
* You have loose teeth.
* You have anaemia.
* You experience joint tenderness and swelling.
* You experience shortness of breath.
Key limes have a definite acidity. They're tart, sharp and sour, even more so than other limes -- they're almost borderline bitter. Key limes have a very distinctive aroma, which makes them valuable for culinary use. You cannot substitute key limes for regular lime, its in a class of its own. Be careful when picking key limes, the tree has a lot of thorns (we called thorns “macca”, in Jamaica). Key limes turn yellow when ripen.