are sour green citrus fruit. Limes may be substituted for
lemons, and lime juice for lemon juice. The outermost
surface contains flavorful oils that may be scraped off
with a zester, serrated knife, or grater. As with other
citrus fruit, slices are often used to decorate drinks.
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The common Persian
lime or Tahiti lime is a relatively small and
thin-skinned citrus fruit. The Bearss variety, a
type of Tahiti lime, is seedless and a bit smaller than
the Persian variety. The key lime, also known as
the Mexican lime or bartender's lime, is
much smaller and has an even thinner skin.