Lemons vs. Limes In Ayurveda we look at the taste [Rasa] of the food, their potency whether it is heating or cooling [Virya] and the post digestive effect [Vipaka]. So here are all three aspects broken down looking at lemons vs limes
RASA lemon and limes both are sour. Lemons however have a slightly sweeter taste
VIRYA lemons have a heating quality, whereas limes are cooling
VIPAKA Lemons are heating/ pungent and limes are sweet. Sweet and cooling are great qualities for the Pitta Season, which is the summer. Lemons are pungent and so are an excellent add on to your Winter diet
CONCLUSION In winter Lemons are better to implement into your diet than limes, which are great in Summer
WHAT ELSE? Lemons are high in vitamin C, a natural antioxidant which enhances the immune system and has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Helps to boost your immune system. In small amounts it has an alkalising effect once digested - this helps to neutralize the PH level in your stomach...