Limes are small, sour hybrid fruits that grow on trees or shrubs and part of the citrus family. Underneath the green rind of the lime, the flesh is soft, juicy and pale green. Limes have an aromatic, floral scent with an acidic, tangy, and bright flavor. Limes are generally less sour than lemons. Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.