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?
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.
"Limeys" refers to anyone in the British Navy, from the days when they were given lime juice to prevent scurvy, you useless drunken Irishman.
July 3rd, 2007 5:20pm