The lime’s characteristics
The lime, from the Latin citrus aurantiifolia, is native to South-East Asia. The fruit grows on the lime tree, a shrub from the Rutaceae family.
This citrus fruit has a slightly acid taste that stimulates the taste buds. It has excellent digestive properties and is rich in vitamin C. The lime is also an antioxidant.
There are two main varieties of lime: Tahiti and Persian.
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) specializes in the import of exotic fruit such as the lime and has strong links with countries of production. The company has a comprehensive and carefully controlled traceability system so produce is tracked until it reaches the end consumer.
Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) also has well established arrangements for shipping limes, by sea or air from all countries of origin.
Limes are supplied in several sizes: 24, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 63, in 4.5 kg boxes. Packaging on request.