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Lime substitutes?

A friend needs to stop eating citrus and certain other foods (eggplant, tomatoes), and he is looking for a substitute for a lime wedge in drinks. Any suggestions?

asked by RebeccaCooks almost 5 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

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added almost 5 years ago

Depending on the drink, something quick-pickled can provide a similar acidity: celery, cucumber, grapes.

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added almost 5 years ago

When in Hawaii they use pineapple slices. Fun to eat afterwards to.

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added almost 5 years ago

Pineapple is probably out, too because it is so acidic.

Mint leaves, bitters, muddled raspberries...

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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

If acidity is the issue, then maybe he can just add a drop of food grade lime essential oil to drinks?

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