All questions

Lemom and Lime

Can we substitute lemon juice for lime juice What is the different between Lemon and Lime ?

asked by pauljoseph about 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

7 answers 5001 views
creamtea
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

I would say in almost all cases, yes. I think of lime juice as a little sharper with a bit more sting. Limes are also a touch smaller; so if the measurement is "juice of one lemon" you might want to add a bit.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Panfusine
added about 6 years ago

Depends upon whether you're referring to the fruits from an American or Indian perspective.

The small fruits that are available in that are called 'lemons' in Idia are called Key Limes in the US of A.and the larger fruits are referred to as Limes.

Lemons in the US have a thick rind, a bumpy texture & are bright yellow. I don't believe those are readily available in India. Kinda reminescent of 'Naarthangai'
They have a different aroma than the limes (Indian Lemons).

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Slow Cooked Pittsburgh
added about 6 years ago

I had no idea, thanks Panfusine!

Panfusine
added about 6 years ago

I still have vestiges of the native practice of referring to the green limes as lemons ..I've taken to stocking the big yellow fruits only of late.

BoulderGalinTokyo
added about 6 years ago

Thank you Panfusine, nice to know. We have many small citrus in Japan, kabosu and sudachi, which are interchangable sometimes in a dressing. But I have no idea what to use when Meyer Lemon is mentioned.

latoscana
added about 6 years ago

Limes are sweeter. They are so similar but I agree with SCP - they have a completely different flavor profile. Mexican foods (and cocktails!) call for limes. You would never squeeze a lemon on a grilled fish taco. Mediterranean foods call for lemons. You can't sub limes for chicken with olives and lemons. Each is just wonderful in a salad dressing but they are different dressings.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)