MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 2021:  Oranges in a greengrocer at Hortaleza Flea Market on November 21, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Cristina Arias/Cover/Getty Images)
Extra Sweet Lima Oranges Are Perfect For Snacking
By Arianna Endicott
The lima orange is a little smaller and a little lighter in color than a traditional navel or Valencia orange but packs a sweeter taste since it’s acid-free, making it less tangy.
Although the lima is sweeter, it has a nutritional value comparable to other orange varieties with vitamins A and C and potassium.
Lima oranges traditionally come from China but are also grown in Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, and Spain. In the United States, they’re grown in California and Florida.
Since they lack acid, the limas have a shorter shelf life — around two weeks — so they’re not as easy to export to other countries.
Besides snacking, you can enjoy lima oranges in various recipes like cakes and fruit salads. They can also be juiced to make fresh, extra-sweet orange juice.