Lime is a type of fruit, round to oval in shape with a characteristic sour and acidic taste. It is green to yellow colored with a prominent fresh fragrance or aroma. These are cultivated mostly in Himalayan region in India, and available throughout the year. It is used widely for its flavor in cooking recipes. The lime can also be used as a disinfectant and antiseptic. Limes especially the oil of the lime is high in flavinoids and other antioxidants which fight free radicals thereby offering anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative properties. Because limes are high in Vitamin C (citric acid) they aid in the absorption of calcium which aids in healthy bones.