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sweet lime (Sweet Lemon, Mitha Nimboo)

Sweet Lime (Mitha Nimboo, Limetta), Lime and Small Lime (Key Lime)

Sweet Lime (Mitha Nimboo, Limetta), Lime and Small Lime (Key Lime)
~ For this week’s Indian Kitchen

“Sweet lime (C. limetta) is a fruit that resembles lemons in every respect, except it does not have the mouth-puckering taste. Its mild, sweet juice tastes like home-made lemonade without the hard work or sugar. There are three varieties of limettas, all having the characteristic nipple on one end with a furrow round it. Grown mainly in Italy and California. It is also grown on a small scale in India and around the Mediterranean.”
– From Limes and Types.

– Photo of Sweet Lemons for Sale in Chennai, India.

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Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients,Indian Kitchen,Limes/Lemons (Sunday January 7, 2007 at 7:11 am- permalink)
Comments (10)

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10 comments for sweet lime (Sweet Lemon, Mitha Nimboo) »

  1. Looks delicious, must try it soon – would it work with normal lemons?

    Comment by Aparna — January 8, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  2. Sorry I meant to reply to the lemon pickle posting!!

    Comment by Aparna — January 8, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

  3. Hi, Indira,

    You can now find me at Thanks.

    Comment by Terri — January 11, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

  4. Indira, I am a big fan of this web site. I love lemon pickle, would defenatly try.

    I Need your suggestion to make my life easy. I have beening searching for someone to answer my question. Now I feel i would definately get many suggesions from here. My question is, i have to buy a mixer (amerian or indian) to knead dough and for baking needs. I pulled my shoulder muscle a few yrs ago and now my hand is very weak for kneading dough. Which one do you suggest, american like kitchen aid or ultra like indian wet grinder or something else? Your suggestion makes my life simple to choose.

    thank you for your great work

    Comment by sanugu — January 12, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  5. HI Indira
    Happy pongal.Nice photography and delicious recipes.

    Comment by Padmaja — January 13, 2007 @ 11:09 am

  6. Thanks for the Sweet Lime info Indira, shall search for it

    Comment by sandeepa — January 13, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  7. Is there any place local that I can by sweet lemons (limettas)? I live just west of Syracuse, New York. I had them just over a year ago in Florida and they were wonderful but, I have not been able to find them around here. Thank you for your help. gfletcher

    Comment by g fletcher — March 21, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

  8. i would like to grow the sweet lime plant.It is located in Jamaica but not in a large scale.
    what is the best method of propagation?

    Comment by rena irwin — January 29, 2008 @ 7:48 am

  9. I recently tried these lemons! Sooo good. They taste so refreshing! Now I am on a mission to find a tree.

    Comment by MH — February 16, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  10. is this the same as musambhi? i’m interested in getting a tree for my backyard.

    Comment by renu — March 15, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

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