5 Genius Uses for Lemons and Limes

Find out how to make the most out of these citrus fruits.

5 Genius Uses for Lemons and Limes

These days, lemons and limes are getting a lot of attention for how versatile and useful they are. They are also high in vitamin C and limonene which may have anti-cancer properties and increase enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. This citrus pair also provides a lot of flavor to so many different dishes for barely any calories. It’s time to stop banishing lemons and limes to the garnish zone, and start embracing them in a more comprehensive way. With the help of food journalist Mark Schatzker, we are going to uncover five excellent ways to make the most out of this duo.

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Compound Lime Butter

This no-cook recipe is super easy to make. All you have to do is mix butter with chopped parsley, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and chopped garlic to make a unique creation you can use on thousands of food items. Lime butter is a great topping for green beans, fish, pork, crackers, and our personal favorite: corn on the cob.

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Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.