Lime Jell-O is the official state food of Utah.

Historians say that lemons and limes originated either in the Indonesian archipelago or the nearby mainland and that Arabs took it to the Mediterranean where they have been cultivated as early as the first Century AD. Lemons were invaluable in California during the Gold Rush of 1849. The miners used it to prevent scurvy and would pay huge amounts of money for a single lemon. Now California and Arizona grow about 95% of the United States crop. Columbus took limes to the Caribbean in 1493 from where they made their way to Florida via Spanish explorers. Florida remains the most popular state for limes. It was not until the 18th and 19th centuries when lemons and limes' cooking and flavoring advantages started being used. So pick any of the following for your next sweet or savory dish:

  • Eureka Lemons
  • Lisbon Lemons
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Persian Limes
  • Key Limes
  • LimeQuat