Key limes are like regular limes only lime-ier

It’s Nathan’s Birthday and so in honor of my partner in crime, I dedicate this post.

My husband Nate is a great bs-er. Ask him a question and if he knows the answer, he’ll give it to you. But you can never be 100% certain that the answer he gives you is true. Nate is a big sponge of information, and whatever he doesn’t know, he surmises. He’s a pretty smart guy too, so his guesses are generally logical and believable. I present some of them to you. I can neither confirm or deny the truthfulness of this information, but I will sometimes wiki it (as much as you can trust wikipedia either).

I asked Nate, as we ate key lime pie, what makes key limes so special? Here is his response:

Key limes are a lot smaller than regular limes and usually smaller items have more intense flavor. So key limes are probably “lime-ier limes.”

wikipedia say’s: It is smaller, seedier, has a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind than that of the Persian lime (Citrus x latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor.

So I guess that’s “lime-ier” right? Score one for Nathan!



~ by rebeccaclaire on March 5, 2011.

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