In a nutshell, strawberries and limes is one of the most popular food combinations, and is often used in many different kinds of beverages and creams. In the next section, we will be covering a couple of sumptuous recipes that you can prepare using these two fruits.
Dishes that You Can Prepare Using Lime and Strawberries:
Whipped Cream, Strawberry, and Honey-Lime:
- 2 pounds hulled and finely cut strawberries
- Honey, preferably acacia or another mild-flavored honey, 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp.
- 2 tbsp. lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon lime zest, coarsely grated, plus extra for garnish
- A quarter teaspoon of ground cardamom
- 1 quart of thick cream
- 2 quarts sorbet de citron
- In a large heatproof bowl, place the strawberries. Combine 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons honey with the lime juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the cardamom and 1/2 teaspoon lime zest. Stir the strawberries in the syrup to coat them. Allow it rest for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the berries are luscious and slightly softened.
- Meanwhile, whisk the heavy cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey in a separate dish until soft peaks form. Place the strawberries and their juices on top of the lemon sorbet in glasses. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of lime zest. Serve immediately.
Limeade with Strawberries:
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
- 1 lime juice (fresh)
- 5 quarts of cold water
- Depending on how sweet the strawberries are, use 34 to 1 cup granulated sugar.
- Cubes of ice
- If preferred, serve with lime slices.
- In a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries and lime juice until smooth.
- Combine the strawberries and lime juice in a big pitcher. Combine the sugar and cold water in a mixing bowl. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Pour into individual glasses with ice cubes. If desired, serve with a squeeze of lime.
- Pour over ice cubes in tall glasses; if preferred, garnish with a strawberry or lime wedge.
Strawberries vs. Limes – Nutritional Value:
Have you ever wondered how your favorite foods compare in terms of nutrition?
Using USDA and NIH data from 2020, we examined the nutritional values of lime and strawberries (100g each).
For a brief rundown of key nutrients and distinctions between lime and strawberries, consider the following:
- Vitamin C is abundant in both strawberries and lime.
- Although lime has more beta-carotene than strawberry, strawberry has more lutein + zeaxanthin.
- Dietary fiber is abundant in limes.
- Strawberry contains higher niacin and folate than other fruits.
Below is a detailed nutritional comparison between lime and strawberries.
Strawberry and lime have comparable calorie counts, with 32 calories per 100 grams for strawberry and 30 calories for lime.
Lime is higher in carbs, lower in fat, and similar in protein to strawberries in terms of macronutrient ratios.
For protein, carbs, and fat from calories, lime has a macronutrient ratio of 6:91:3, while strawberries have an 8:86:7 ratio.
Strawberries and limes both have a comparable quantity of carbohydrates: a strawberry contains 7.7g of total carbs per 100 grams, while a lime has 10.5g.
Lime is a good source of dietary fiber, with 40 percent higher than strawberry (2g dietary fiber per 100 grams vs. 2.8g dietary fiber in lime).
Strawberries and limes both have about the same amount of sugar in them: 4.9 grams per 100 grams for strawberries and 1.7 grams for limes.
Strawberry and lime have equal quantities of protein, with 0.67g per 100 grams of strawberry and 0.7g per 100 grams of lime.
Strawberry and lime are both low in saturated fat, with 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams, respectively.
Vitamin C is abundant in both strawberries and lime. Strawberry has 102 percent more Vitamin C than lime, with 58.8mg per 100 grams compared to 29.1mg in lime.
Vitamin A levels in strawberries and limes are similar, with 1 ug per 100 grams of strawberry and 2 ug per 100 grams of lime.
Strawberry and lime have equal quantities of Vitamin E, with 0.29mg per 100 grams of strawberry and 0.22mg per 100 grams of lime.
Strawberry and lime both have about the same amount of Vitamin K in them: 2.2ug per 100g for strawberries and 0.6ug for lime.
Strawberry contains higher niacin and folate than other fruits. Thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and Vitamin B6 are all abundant in lime and strawberries.
- Thiamin: 0.03 milligrams for limes; 0.024 milligrams for strawberries.
- Riboflavin: 0.02 milligrams for limes; 0.022 milligrams for strawberries.
- Niacin: 0.2 milligrams for limes; 0.386 milligrams for strawberries.
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.217 milligrams for limes; 0.125 milligrams for strawberries.
- B6: 0.043 milligrams for limes; 0.047 milligrams for strawberries.
- Folate: 8ug for limes; 24ug for strawberries.
Lime has 106 percent more calcium than strawberry, with 33 milligrams per 100 grams compared to 16 milligrams in strawberry.
Strawberry and lime both have about the same amount of iron in them: 0.41mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.6mg for lime.
Strawberry has 50% more potassium than lime, with 153mg per 100 grams compared to 102mg for lime.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Strawberry has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) per 100 grams than lime in terms of omega-3 fatty acids.
Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA): 0.019 grams for limes; 0.065 grams for strawberries.
Omega 6 fatty acids
Strawberry has higher linoleic acid per 100 grams than lime when it comes to omega-6 fatty acids.
Linoleic Acid: 0.036 grams for limes; 0.09 grams for strawberries.
To sum up, limes and strawberries are not only an excellent combination for many different kinds of desserts, but they are also two fruits packed with nutrition.