Citrus latifolia

Also known as Tahiti lime in English, this variety closely related to key lime is cultivated and available throughout the country. Larger than key limes and juicier than lemons, Persian lime has a green, smooth peel and, usually, no seeds. It can be widely used in cooking: it is great to prepare juices, mousses, ice creams, pies, caipirinhas, and to season meats and dress salads.