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Healthy Food Database - Limes

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Autumn is the time for limes in Australia. It's the one time of the year when these delicious, small, green citrus fruit are cheap to buy and abundant.
Buy glossy green limes. If the skin is slightly discoloured they will still be juicy.
To get the most juice from a lime, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds or run it under hot water before juicing. Take advantage of the glut of limes in Autumn and freeze the juice to enjoy all year.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Autumn
To Buy: Buy glossy green limes. If the skin is slightly discoloured they will still be juicy.
To Store: Store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Tips & Tricks: To get the most juice from a lime, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds or run it under hot water before juicing. Take advantage of the glut of limes in Autumn and freeze the juice to enjoy all year.

Nutrition (1 Tablespoon):

Energy (kJ): 19
Protein (g): 0.2
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Vitamin C: Antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immune-boosting, this vitamin has a range of uses. Is essential for collagen formation, therefore plays a role in wound healing. Fights infection and protects against free radical damage. Vitamin C helps maintain normal cholesterol levels, promotes the absorption of iron and counters the effects of stress as it is concentrated in the adrenal glands.

Contraindications:
Large doses can cause diaorrhea or gas.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Safe/negligible amount
Carbohydrates, g: 0.3
Fat (g): 0.0
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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