Country of Origin - Southeast Asia
Class / Cat - Class 1
Average Weight - 26 Grams per unit
Key Lime is a delightful citrus fruit bursting with zesty goodness. Key limes are small, at just 1-2 inches, but are renowned for their distinct flavour and versatility – and, of course, key lime pie!
Key Lime, scientifically known as Citrus aurantifolia, has a rich history intertwined with the Florida Keys in the USA. The fruit's name originates from its association with the Florida Keys, where it was first introduced in the early 19th century. Key Limes gained popularity for their unique taste and became a staple ingredient in the renowned Key Lime Pie, adding to their culinary significance.
Originally hailing from Southeast Asia, Key Limes made their way to the Florida Keys and the West Indies during the colonial era. Today, they are predominantly grown in tropical and subtropical regions such as Mexico, Brazil, and the Caribbean Islands. Their vibrant flavours and aromatic zest have made them a popular choice for various culinary creations around the world.
Flavours & Texture
Key Limes offer a distinctive flavour profile that is both tart and sweet, providing a delightful balance that excites the palate. These small citrus fruits pack a punch, with a tangy acidity that is softened by a hint of sweetness. The flesh of Key Limes is juicy and tender, while their thin, smooth rind releases a fragrant and invigorating aroma.
To enjoy the zesty taste of Key Limes, start by gently rolling the fruit between your hands to release the juice. Cut it in half and squeeze the juice over your favourite dishes or beverages. Key Lime juice is a popular addition to refreshing cocktails, dressings, marinades, and of course, the iconic Key Lime Pie. The fruit's acidity can also be used to enhance the flavours of seafood, salads, and various desserts.
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We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.
Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95
Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.
All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..
Let's start by stating the obvious. Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.
That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-
- Take a photo of the inedible product
- Put the product into your refrigerator
Send the photos to email@example.com, please include your order number in the subject
- All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt
We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.
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