Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alien Ingredient #39: Sweet Lime

Sweet Limes: Don't Bother
I've tried a lot of citrus in my life and here's one that is new to me: Citrus limetta, the so-called sweet lime. Sweet is right. It is super sweet. And it doesn't have any citric acid to balance that sweetness so it comes off like really insipid orange juice.

The juice has orange juice notes with perhaps a touch of citronella (lemongrass) coming from the rind, but no detectable acidity.

We were going to use these in an upside-down cake just like we use Meyer lemons and blood oranges, but no. These guys went in the trash. Bummer.

Vote: Yeah, nope! No acid, no joy.

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