Lemons and limes are two similar tropical fruits with a similar taste, shape, and nutritional value; however they are not the same fruit, as some people think. In fact, lemons have a more sour taste whereas limes can be sweet or bitter.
They have other differences that we explained in the list presented below.
The Main Differences between Lemons and Limes
- Limes are better for cocktails because they have a more bitter taste than lemons
- Limes have a lower pH and are therefore more acidic in taste than lemons
- Lemon juice has a pH between 2.00 and 2.60, whereas the juice of lime has a pH between 2.00 and 2.35
- Lime contains more carbs and less protein in comparison to lemon
- Lemons have an oval shape whereas limes are round
- Limes have 29 mg of vitamin C and lemons 53 mg
- Limes are rich in vitamin A while lemons are abundant in folic acid and potassium
- Though they are acidic in taste, they have an alkaline pH and both fruits have limonoids that fight off cancerous cells
- Lemons and limes can be very effective in removing inflammatory toxins and in treating diabetes and cancer