The lemon is the fruit of an evergreen tree originating in Asia. The lime is a hybrid citrus, appearing in a range of varieties worldwide. The lemon has the shape of an ellipsoid and is light yellow, whereas the lime is round and green, while also being slightly smaller than the lemon.
The lime contains 29 mg of vitamin C per 100 g, which is 35% of the required daily intake.
The lemon contains 53 mg of vitamin C per 100 g, which is 64% of the required daily intake.
The lemon has more sugar, whereas the lime is more acidic, making it ideal for cocktails or drinks.
Both the lemon and the lime are rich in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells, which are the first line of defense when a disease attacks the body.
The high level of fibers and few calories make these citrus fruits ideal for weight loss programs.
Both fruits have a high iron content, Infobrif reports.