A Key Lime is smaller and seedier than a “regular” lime, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind. Sometimes called the Mexican lime or West Indies lime, the Key Lime is sought after for its distinct flavor, especially in the popular dessert, Key Lime Pie.
Native to Southeast Asia, the Key lime first came to North Africa and the Near East via Arabian traders, then was carried to southern Europe by Christian crusaders. Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing Key Limes to the “New World,” to the island of Hispaniola (modern-day Haiti). Finally, Spanish settlers in the Caribbean took the fruit with them to the keys of southern Florida, where Key Limes got their common contemporary name.
Our Key Lime White Balsamic is tart with a zippy taste, a refreshing reminder of summertime, any time of the year. Use Key Lime White Balsamic in dressings and marinades or glazes for chicken, pork, or vegetables. It’s an unexpected tasty ingredient in shrubs (the drinks, not bushes, silly) and cocktails, and even in pickles or over fruit.