The lime is a tropical citrus fruit from the lime tree, which belongs to the Rutaceae family. Its rind is thin and smooth, dark green in colour, the essence it contains is aromatic and its greenish flesh is juicy and acidic. Its acidity means it is used to prepare fish tartars, ceviche and carpaccio. Highly sensitive to cold temperatures, limes are only grown in a tropical climate. Maison Ponthier therefore decided to source its limes from Mexico, one of the main producers of limes, producing very aromatic and deliciously perfumed varieties.