How much Juice in [ONE] Lime?

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Lime (from French lime, from Arabic līma, from Persian līmū, “lemon”) is a citrus fruit, which is typically round, green in color, 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. We should know how much juice in one lime to purchase in store for concocting a Moscow mule, or any other recipe that calls for lime juice.

How to Pick a Lime

All that you need is pickup a lime packed full of juice. Unlike Lemon, normally limes are of uniform size and we can standardize the amount of juice in them and can calculate the number of limes required for our recipe. Please look for the following things when picking limes:

  • Look for firm and tight limes as they have more liquid packed inside. Avoid soft fruit which contains less liquid.
  • Look for a smooth rind. The rind of fresh lime will be smooth. This is because the rind is stretched when the fruit is full of liquid.
  • Pick the ones which are heavier because they are juicier
  • Select Fresh green limes. More the green riper it is. Greener ones have more flavor that little yellow limes.
How much Juice in one lime

How to Juice a Lime

I really wanted to know if different limes release the varying amounts of juice. So, I started testing three different varieties of limes and measured the outcome. There is not much difference in how much juice in one lime. It is almost the same in all types of limes purchased in our regular grocery stores.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Handheld juicer or any other citrus juicer
  • Small prep bowl
How to juice a lime
  1. Massage the lime under your palm over the cutting board which will help to separate the juice vesicles.
  1. Slice the lime crosswise(very important)
How much juice in one lime cut
  1. Put half cut lime in the hand juicer with cut side facing down. Slowly press the handles of the juicer over the bowl juice will start dripping down to the bowl.
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  1. Strain the juice with slotted spoon or fine strainer if you don’t want seeds in the juice.

How much juice in one lime

Ultimately I tested with different varieties of limes and end up with same results. All the limes almost give the same amout of juice.

1 Lime = 2 tablespoons fresh juice (1 fl oz)

With this in mind you can calculate the number of limes required for the recipe when you visit the grocery store next time.

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 4

% Daily Value *
total fat: – %
saturated fat:
cholesterol: 0 %
sodium: <10 %
potassium: 18– %
carbohydrates:1.30 %
fiber: <0 %
sugar: 0.3
protein: 0 %
exchange other carbs:
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents:
vitamin b6:
vitamin c:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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