Lemons (or limes)

Either lemons or limes bring a bit of sparkle to any dish, seeming to intensify the flavors. Lime is a wee bit sweeter, but both are rich sources of vitamin A and C, folates, and lutein. All citrus can be used in cooking, from oranges and grapefruit to tangerines, lemons, and limes. Just be advised that you can cook the zest in a dish, but take care not to cook the juice for more than a minute or it will take on a bitter aftertaste. And if you plan on using citrus zest in your cooking, go with organic fruit so you are not grating pesticides in with your sparkling flavor.

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