Frieda's Specialty Produce - Key Limes

Overview

What is a Key Lime?

  • Key Lime, also known as Mexican Lime, is a special small lime variety known for its extra-juicy, fragrant flesh and small size. About the size of a ping pong ball, Key Limes have a thin skin that turns yellow as the fruit ripens. They are named after the Florida Keys, where the fruits are a popular ingredient for making classic Key Lime Pie.

How to Eat

  • Use as you would regular limes (especially the zest!) for flavoring in drinks, desserts, or for seasoning.

Health Benefits

  • Great source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose fruit that feels heavy for its size.

How to Store

  • Refrigerate, wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A. and Mexico

Recipes

Veggie Campechana

Veggie Campechana This zesty, light, and refreshing plant-powered take on the Mexican seafood cocktail was created especially for Frieda’s by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill. The recipe was originally featured at the LA Food Bowl … Continue reading

Dragon Fruit Mojito

Dragon Fruit Mojito A perfect balance of flavors–earthy red dragon fruit, tangy key lime, sweet rum, and fresh mint–this pink effervescent cocktail will be the talk of your party. Ingredients 6-8 mint leaves 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup dragon fruit, … Continue reading

Dragon Fruit Habanero Salsa

Dragon Fruit Habanero Salsa Ingredients 1 to 2 Dragon Fruit (white, red, or both), peeled and cut into small cubes (about 2 cups) 1 cup small cubes of Baby Pineapple or regular pineapple 1 small Shallot, peeled and finely chopped … Continue reading

Grilled Tropical Fruit Kebabs

Grilled Tropical Fruit Kebabs Exotic fruits get caramelized then drizzled with a zesty key lime-honey sauce for a sticky-sweet summer treat. Ingredients 1 pint cape gooseberries* (24 berries), husk removed and rinsed well (or 24 fresh lychee and/or rambutan, peeled … Continue reading

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Ingredients: 1 Young Coconut, liquid reserved (about 2 cups coconut water; 1 cup coconut meat) 2 Zululand Queen Baby Pineapples, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 banana, peeled and sliced into thick rounds 2 tablespoons … Continue reading