Tahiti or Persian
From South America
We focus on seedless varieties of green limes (Persian – Tahiti), with more than 45.% juice, emerald strong and thin crust, for which there is a growing demand in Europe, USA, Canada and the Arabic Emirates given its ease of use for meals and drinks.
01. Quality lemons
Juicy, acidic and flavourful green lemon is the most widely used citrus fruit worldwide.
Having a light green to dark green textured skin, and the interior flesh is a pale green with a distinctive tart flavour.
Our lemons are sending once have reached an appropriate degree of ripeness. In addition to having the proper colour (mostly green), °Brix.
Also, the fruit may show yellow patches up to 10% of its surface.
See the UNECE standards for citrus fruit and the General Marketing Standards of Regulation.
Green lemon is divided into three classes: Extra Class, Class I and Class II. Also, limes are classified according to Size Codes 1-5, ranging from diameter 42–67 mm.
See Codex Alimentarius Standard for Persian / Tahiti lemons.
Although the green lemons have excellent behaviour and long lifetime trip, they are shipped with the highest level of care and specific temperature control to preserve their flavour, freshness, texture and aroma.
Green lemons are sour and have a diameter ranging from about 42-67 mm (for the Persian limes)
Thanks to our geographical location and favourable weather, we produce and supply lemons all year round.
We comply with the EU quality standards contained in Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007, which specify that imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from third countries must comply with the EU’s general marketing standards or their equivalent.
Packaging requirements differ by customer and market segment. Your lemons will be packed in such a way as to offer proper protection for the produce, guaranteeing the required resistance and the conditions to be transported, always maintaining quality in our products.
Also, developing packing using less natural resources and helps reduce the use of water, energy and the emission of gases that cause the greenhouse effect and the production of volatile organic compounds.
For Europe, wholesale packaging in cardboard boxes or crates, which usually have a net weight of 4–4.5 kg, 10 lbs boxes, that is, for a 40 ft container, 4800 boxes (20 pallets) is sent; this is equivalent to 21,600 kg of fruit. By the other hand, for exports to the United States, boxes with a capacity of 40 lbs (18-16.6) kg are used, i.e. for a 40-foot container, 1400 boxes (20 pallets) are sent, which is equivalent to 23 tons of fruit.
Sending lemons by sea cargo, be subject to a permanent process of continuous improvement, as well as updates on new packaging methodologies, bags with special coatings and the application of controlled atmospheres, to always guarantee the cold chain. The conservation at 6 – 9ºC and 85% of relative humidity, delays the maturation process and prevents the excessive dehydration of the green lemon, which allows an estimated useful life of 20 days.
Discover more about lemon
How can green limes benefit your customer health?
01 | KNOW THE GREEN PERSIAN LIMES
Tahiti’s limes, botanically classified as Citrus latifolia, are tart fruits that belong to the Rutaceae family, averaging 4 to 6 centimeters in diameter, and have a globular, to ovate shape. The rind is smooth, firm, thin, and glossy, covered in small pores, and ripens from green to pale yellow when mature.
The origin of the Tahiti lemons is unknown, it is presumed to be a hybrid of the Mexican lemon and citron (citrus x lemon). While the name Tahiti gives the fruits a tropical reputation, Tahiti limes, more commonly known as Persian limes, are an ancient fruit from Asia that has spread across the world through exploration, trade, and immigration. During the fruit’s global expansion, Green lemon earned its exotic name after the lime’s introduction from Tahiti to America in the early 19th century.
02 | LIMES ARE HEALTHY
The fruit is also a good source of dietary fibre, which can help regulate digestion and also contain small amounts of riboflavin, niacin, also minerals as magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, potassium and phosphorus. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, the juice of one lemon that weighs approximately 44 grams (g) contains:
- 11 calories
- 3.7 g of carbohydrate
- 0.74 g of sugar
- 0.1 g of fibre
- 0.13 g of protein
for your customers
Juicy, acidic and flavorful lemon is the most widely used citrus fruit worldwide