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Persian Lime: From a decorative element to an indispensable food

In the Hispanic market, the per capita consumption of lime is 7.2 kg per year, unlike the world average, which according to FAO, is 2 kilograms per capita per year. Adding lime to food symbolizes Hispanic identity because its consumption is deeply embedded in the culture.

In 2019 in the United States, 1.1 billion pounds of Persian limes were marketed in the United States, while in the year 2021, there was marketing of 1.5 billion pounds, which represents an increase of 36%, which we can appreciate in the following graph:

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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.

Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.


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