- 8-10 fresh limes
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 quarts of water
- lime slices and mint for garnishing
Just one sip of the delicious fresh squeezed Limeade will transport you back to the bygone days; taking you to a day of lounging on a rocker, outside on the porch, enjoying the breeze of the summer’s eve.
Freshly squeezed lime juice combined with sweet sugar is the quickest and simplest solution to beat off the sweltering heat of the hot summer day. The beverage is a mixture of sweet and tart flavors that are loved by adults and children alike.
With the summer days already approaching in full swing, this recipe will be a must have for most days. Using only simple ingredients you can find in your home, this limeade is the most delicious beverage for the season.
Limes, the zesty tropical fruit have been used by many medics for their medicinal properties. Limes are known for having abundant quantities of Vitamin C, which provides almost 32% of its daily recommended intake. High in water quantity, limes also have rich sources of minerals like iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus; as well as other nutrients like vitamin K, folate, vitamin E, and vitamin A.
All the nutrients combined, limes can help prevent and provide treatment for various diseases. The flavonoid, hesperidin helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.
How to Make Sweet Limeade
Note: If you don’t want to make the limeade for immediate consumption, you can make the lime juice and sugar concentrate and store it in the fridge for later use. Just add enough amounts to water, stir and serve.
The precise origins of limes are unknown, but the first ones are believed to be grown in Indonesia or Southeast Asia; which were then transported to Mediterranean region around 1000 CE.