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Limes don't last very long

If you keep oranges and lemons too long, they shrivel up and go wrinkly, but remain edible. But if you keep limes too long, then way before they shrivel they develop a horrible off taste and quickly go brown and mouldy. Why are limes different I wonder?
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July 3rd, 2007 4:57pm
Thinner skin???
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July 3rd, 2007 5:08pm
Hey, is that supposed to be some kind of crack about the Irish??
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July 3rd, 2007 5:12pm
Not my experience - purchased limes function similar to lemons straight off the tree around here - skin shrivels but they're salvagable (worth doing, they can be a buck each). OTOH our oranges can develop green fur if neglected and mandarins go squishy, soft amd slimy which are both chuck-on-sight conditions.

Maybe your limes are handled differently in the supply chain.
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July 3rd, 2007 5:19pm
"Limeys" refers to anyone in the British Navy, from the days when they were given lime juice to prevent scurvy, you useless drunken Irishman.
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July 3rd, 2007 5:20pm
Hmmm. I shall have to select my limes better, or drink more margaritas to use them up before they go off :-)

The limes around here should be fresh off the tree, but who knows? Perhaps they've been in storage for too long before I buy them.
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July 3rd, 2007 5:24pm

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