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Old 05-12-2022, 07:09 PM   #1
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Why lemon juice always recommended and not lime juice

on almost every recipe I come across that calls for a juice i never see a call for lime juice but most frequently lemon juice.

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Old 05-12-2022, 07:13 PM   #2
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Lemons are more common. Limes have only become popular more recently with the popularity of some foreign cuisines.
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I find that with newer recipes I ask the opposite question, why always lime?

They are only somewhat interchangeable. Lemons are more readily available and usually a bit cheaper.
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I find lemons to be more juicy than limes. Although, I love the flavor of limes.
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Old 05-12-2022, 08:06 PM   #5
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I prefer lime with Mexican, and Tex/Mex foods. I also enjoy lime wth coconut. Lemon is traditional with many seafood preperations. I woild also pair lemon with Asian recepes.

Be aware, different varieties of both lemons, and limes have different flavors.

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Old 05-13-2022, 02:45 AM   #6
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Just a theory, but a lot of our standard recipes depend on classic French, Italian or even Spanish cuisine. Lemons grow abundantly in Europe, so they´d be the "go to" citrus.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:41 AM   #8
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definetly 'taste'

there is a very noticible difference in most recipes if you sub
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:41 AM   #9
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definetly 'taste'

there is a very noticible difference in most recipes if you sub

Massively. They're not 1:1 replacements in most recipes.
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Just a theory, but a lot of our standard recipes depend on classic French, Italian or even Spanish cuisine. Lemons grow abundantly in Europe, so they´d be the "go to" citrus.
I agree. Lemons came to the United States via Europe while limes are more common in Asian cuisine.

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there is a very noticible difference in most recipes if you sub
I think taste associations came after availability.

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Old 05-13-2022, 11:16 AM   #12
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the bottled stuff taste like chemicals. i keep both at home but i almost always use vinegar instead of lemon or lime.
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the bottled stuff taste like chemicals. i keep both at home but i almost always use vinegar instead of lemon or lime.
That's why I buy organic lemon juice and lime juice. They don't taste quite as good as fresh, but no noticeable off flavours. All the organic ones I have seen don't have added chemicals.

The organic brand I used to get, that came from Italy (but I haven't seen it for quite a while) was even better than the ones from California (for taste). We couldn't really taste a difference from fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.
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