Lime taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Lime fruit (Citrus aurantifolia) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Lime as it is a combination of genus (Citrus) and species (C. aurantifolia). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Lime is Rutaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Lime
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Lime that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Lime Facts are:
- Lime is the called as the powerhouse of flavors.
- Fresh lime juice is so acidic that it can dissolve concrete.
- Limes are more fragrant and acidic than lemons.
- Persian limes are almost seedless and thorn less.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Key lime, Persian lime, Kaffir lime, Desert lime, Palestine Sweet Lime, Mexican Sweet Lime, Mary Ellen Sweet Lime. It is not available in seedless variety.