A citrus fruit with light green, porous exterior and a light green interior. The inside fruit is sour, tart, and acidic. They are generally smaller in size than lemons.
Most likely originated in tropical Asia, either the Indonesian archipelago, or the mainland of southern Asia.
The Spanish brought limes to Mexico and the Caribbean islands. By 1520, limes were cultivated in Haiti.
Lime oil can be extracted from the peel and used as an essential oil.
“Lime” from Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/plant/lime
“Lime” from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/pdf/fact-sheet-lime.pdf
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)