Sweet Limes have a mild, acid-less flavor well suited for sweet and savory preparations. The fruits can be consumed straight, out of hand, and are commonly sliced into wedges similar to orange slices. Sweet Limes can be sliced and tossed into salads, layered into parfaits, tossed into fruit bowls, juiced into marinades, vinaigrettes, and dressings, served as a garnish alongside main dishes, desserts, and appetizers. In addition to consuming the lemons whole, Sweet lemons can be pressed and used to flavor soups, sparkling beverages, smoothies, and lemonades, or they can be steeped into a tea. The peels can also be steeped and preserved in a simple syrup. Sweet limes pair well with fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, oranges, coconut, mangoes, kiwis, and grapefruit, herbs including mint, basil, lavender, and lemongrass, meats such as poultry, lamb, and beef, seafood, vanilla, and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, and ginger.
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