L is for Limes, Lemons and Lemon Grass! Has anyone of you ever wondered (like me) about the similarities or dissimilarities between the three? I have always wondered what the difference between a lime and a lemon is; of course lemon grass I know is something different yet similar in the sense that it is a native plant to Asia belonging to grass family. It is known as lemongrass because of the lemony fragrance that it exudes.
Both Limes and Lemons are citrus fruits and are extensively used in cooking. Many of us think that Lime and Lemon is one and the same thing but they are not. Lime is typically round and green in colour with a slightly sour and acidic taste while lemons are yellow in colour and is ellipsoidal in shape with bitter and acidic taste. To know more about their similarities and differences read here.
Alright we all know that Limes and Lemons are citrus fruits but Lemongrass is something different. Lemongrass is a type of a fragrant tropical grass which yields oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine. Lemongrass in Hindi is known as Khuskhus, which has been extensively used for its medicinal properties in Ayurvedic medicines.