Limes get their name from their colour ? a lime green. Approximately 5cm in diameter, limes are a slight oval shape. An excellent source of Vitamin C, limes are generally used as a flavour in food rather then being eaten on their own due to their sour taste. Storage Limes can be kept for up to a week at room temperature or in the fridge for several weeks. The longer they are kept, however, the weaker their taste becomes, unless juiced and frozen, their flavour is then preserved. Nutrition Just 100mL of lime juice provides more than an adults daily Vitamin C requirements. Limes are also an excellent source of soluble fibre, which is great for those with cholesterol. The high alkalinity of limes makes them a popular cure for illnesses caused by a build up of acidity, such as gout. Ideal Use Limes are highly versatile and very popular for flavouring in cooking. From entrees, to mains, to desserts and even drinks ? lime is a great addition to a large variety of meals.