Lime is many different things, as it is a bright, fun, yellowish-green color. It is good medicine for scurvy, as its leaves are also utilized as herbs in different parts of the country. It is also used in essential oils and perfumes. For the most part, most people know of lime as the citrusy green fruit, which, rather than being eaten, is mostly used to liven up drinks, and in many different international dishes.
Lime is also used in the manufacturing of cleaning products. Key lime, on the other hand, is smaller, has more seeds, and has a stronger aroma than other varieties of lime. Key lime has even more of the yellow undertone that plain lime has. Key lime also maintains a thinner rind than most other lime types. The flavor is also uniquely different, as it has a more robust and bolder tart taste. This flavor is why it is used in decadent desserts, such as key lime pie, as well as different syrups, marinades, curries, and dressings.