Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kona Rangpur Limes

The Rangpur lime originates from northern India and was reportedly introduced to Hawaii in the 1880's. Also known as the "Kona lime" or local lemon, their trees produce fruit from sea level to 3,000 feet. Botanists say it is a cross between a Mexican lime and a mandarin orange. These limes are very tart in flavor and can be substituted for lemons or limes in recipes. Nutritionally speaking, they are high in vitamin C, fiber and glucoraphanin, which is related to sulforaphane, and anti-cancer compound.

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