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Lime Prices Are Surging (Citrus)
BI/Reuters ^ | Jim Forsyth, Reuters

Posted on 03/27/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT by blam

Lime Prices Are Surging

Jim Forsyth, Reuters
Mar. 27, 2014, 1:16 PM

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Mexican restaurants in the United States are being squeezed by a sudden jump in the price of limes, an essential ingredient, which has led managers in places like San Antonio that are a hotbed for the cuisine to alter recipes.

"Mexico received some heavy rains that destroyed a large amount of the lime crop, so with limited supplies we are seeing lime prices skyrocket," Bryan Black, director of communications for the Texas Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday.

Texas like most U.S. states receives most of their limes form Mexico.

John Berry, who runs La Fonda, a prominent Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, said on Thursday the price he pays for a case of limes has jumped to nearly $100 from $14 last year.

"Real simple," Berry said. "We don't buy them. We substitute lemons."

Limes are used in guacamole and to garnish beers.

Serving a margarita without a lime garnish is burning at the heart of Louis Barrios, who runs the family-owned Mexican restaurant chain "Los Barrios." But he's doing without.

"Ninety nine percent of the time, people don't squeeze it into the margarita anyway," Barrios says.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: food; lime; pricew; shortages
Global warming induced changes?
1 posted on 03/27/2014 10:45:08 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014
2 posted on 03/27/2014 10:46:19 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Plenty of them at aldi...and stupid cheap.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 10:48:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: blam
Mexico received some heavy rains that destroyed a large amount of the lime crop, so with limited supplies we are seeing lime prices skyrocket,” Bryan Black, director of communications for the Texas Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday. ‘

Global warming for sure,
just like the CA drought and the WA state mudslides, its just going to get worse till we pass cap-and-trade and buy Carbon credits, and solar panels too.

Repent!

4 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:47 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: blam; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Lime Prices Are Surging

Glad I set that bust of Churchill back 'cause this sounds... like a lowdown Limey Plot to get me!

5 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: blam

OH! NO! What’s gonna happen to my Mount Dew?!?!?!?!!?


6 posted on 03/27/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: blam
Mexico received some heavy rains...

Our daily food price inflation excuse.
7 posted on 03/27/2014 10:53:28 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: blam

BAHA MEN
“Put The Lime In The Coconut”

Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call the doctor woke him up
I said Doctor! Is there nothing I can take
I said Doctor! To relieve this bellyache
I said Doctor! Is there nothing I can take
I said Doctor! To relieve this bellyache

Oh let me get this straight

Oh mister Doctor man I think I’m going insane
My girl’s been creepin’ on me and my heart is filled with pain
Now I can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t stop this funky beat
Can’t you hear it she keeps playing in my head
Baby You really drive me coconuts
Tell me, what am I gonna do?

You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call the doctor, woke him up
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache

let me get this straight

My temperature is up to 103
Is there anything you can prescribe for me?
Well the doctor said “Hmmm, now let me see
just keep your body moving that’s what works for me”
Baby, you really drive me coconuts
Tell me, what am I gonna do?

You put the lime in the coconut and drink them both together
Put the lime in the coconut and you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink ‘em all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning
doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache

I can’t catch myself, hey doc I’m sick
I’m feelin’ all run down, I’m sinking like a brick
I’ve seen dots in front of my eyes
But you talk about coconuts, and you’re feeding me limes?
Different remedies you’re giving to me, but nothing’s working
Doc, if you don’t tend to me I’m gonna be the big bad wolf
And blow your house down

You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
Put the lime in the coconut; you’re such a silly one
You put the lime in the coconut and drink ‘em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink ‘em all down
You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the mornin’

Woooo Woooo
Is there nothing I can take
Wooo Wooo
To relieve this bellyache, I said
Oh Wooo Wooo
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wooo Wooo
To relieve this bellyache I said
Yeah Yeah
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wah Wahh
To relieve this bellyache I said
Doctor! Is there nothing I can take I said
Doctor! To relieve this bellyache
Put the lime in the coconut and drink ‘em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and then you’ll feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up


8 posted on 03/27/2014 10:53:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Wilum
Your mountain dew probably comes from here anyway


9 posted on 03/27/2014 10:56:19 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SpaceBar

If only it would COMPLETELY stop raining in Mexico then our lime problems would be solved.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blam
No Limes! This is hugh and series!

 photo c6c1f0b5-8754-41b9-8eb3-c8382c7faa5e_zps1e03477e.jpg I need limes!

11 posted on 03/27/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: blam

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking Corona.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 11:06:07 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking Corona.

The is no 'wrong week' to stop drinking Corona...........................

13 posted on 03/27/2014 11:08:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’m amazed at how easy it is to find cheap and very good limes. Trader Joe has them, and so does my little Asian market where I also buy excellent greens for a song.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 11:08:56 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Red Badger

Now that they’re part of AB/InBev I might have to agree...


15 posted on 03/27/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: blam

Note to self: Get more Gin & tonic.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe for restaurant use they have to meet certain size and color constraints. An ugly duck lime might taste great but still make a dorky garnish. I’d consider starting to use candy “citrus slices” for the purpose.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 11:11:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: blam
Not sure what the problem is, I only paid $4 the other day...


18 posted on 03/27/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Septic sanitation lime isn’t quite what is in mind here


19 posted on 03/27/2014 11:14:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Veto!
I did a little experimenting this winter. I bought a bag of lemons cheap, cut them in quarters and froze them. Now I always have lemons on hand. I just throw a couple sections into my scampi (or whatever) and squeeze them against the pan when they defrost.

Next time, I'm going to freeze slices and wedges. I'm sure you can do the same with limes unless your use is strictly for booze.

20 posted on 03/27/2014 11:17:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: C210N

damn...it took me a minute,,,,


21 posted on 03/27/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: blam

“Why, yes, my good man, I will have a cool and refreshing Gin and Tonic.”

“Here you are, Sir.”

“Godfrey Daniels! What is that foul flotsam floating in my drink?”

“It’s a cherry tomato. The price of limes is too high.”

“You can have a toe-ma-toe in your salad. You can have a toe-ma-toe with your hamburger. But, you must never disgrace good gin by putting a toe-ma-toe in it.”

“I’m sorry Sir. That’s what we have.”

“I see. I noticed that you have Lime-Crusted Mahi Mahi on the menu.”

“It’s the house specialty.”

“Well, give me an order of that.”

“Of course. How would you like it done.”

“Throw the Mahi Mahi to the Kitty Kitty in the alley. Give the crust to the pie maker. And put the lime in my drink.”


22 posted on 03/27/2014 11:20:28 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My reply has Emily Latella in mind...


23 posted on 03/27/2014 11:36:24 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually, yes you can cut up limes and freeze them for later use in a gin & tonic. I do.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 11:44:51 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: blam

25 posted on 03/27/2014 11:49:29 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: blam

There goes all that Corona beer, back onto the shelf.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 11:54:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: from occupied ga
Your mountain dew probably comes from here anyway

Phew! Thanks, I was worried :>)

27 posted on 03/27/2014 11:57:09 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: blam
Global warming induced changes?

SORRY for so long of a post. DELETE if you like!

Probably.
One never knows with Mexico. Like other third world countries their four "p's" don't allow us foreigners or other Mexicans to ever know the truth, real or whole.
--police (corrupt)
--politics (corrupt)
--poverty
--pollution
I lived in Mexico City when I was a young woman and I had the lion's share of my father's family down there. I had FINALLY had it with the four "p's" and decided it was time to come home.

Side note: my family was originally from France. At the start of the French Revolution the family decided to emigrate. No surprise since who wants to live in a country in the throes of civil war?
They HAPPENED to have a son traveling in Mexico during that time. My family was NOT rich, but one didn't have to be rich to have a son traveling abroad.

Anyway, they contacted their son, traveling in Mexico, and told him NOT to return to France and that THEY were immigrating to Mexico to escape the war.
So my family settled in Mexico and "Mexicanized" its French name. The family came HERE in the early 1900's because of the civil war in Mexico (Emiliano Zapata and friends). There happened to be a scion of the Mexican family in Spanish California.
My Spanish California grandmother's photo (I never knew her.) showed a stately matron of light skin, dark curly hair, dark eyes and, of all things, a turned up nose. Now, NO Spaniard OR Mexican had, has or ever will have a turned up nose. TURNS OUT that my dear sweet California-Spanish "abuela" had a "souson" of IRISH in her. Faith and begora! I never knew her and so couldn't ask where that IRISH came from. Doesn't matter...so many Americans are "mongrel" anyway...and mongrels ARE the smartest dogs!
SO on to California they came. HERE we are and please, Lord, no more revolutions!

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Change of topic:
LIMES are big stuff there. I lived there two years and NEVER saw a single lemon. "Limon" is lemon...not "lemon."

One HAS to be careful of pronunciation.
True story:
I was in a fancy club in Mexico City and was taking a shower. I leaned out of the shower and asked one of the women there for more "jamon"--instead of "jabon"--"jamon" is HAM and "jabon" is SOAP. LOL.
She UNDOUBTEDLY thought: "Aye, Dios mio, esta gringa esta LOCA!!"--which means: "Aye, my God, this American is CRAZY!!!"

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Slight change of topic:
limon = lemon
lime = cal
NEVER in my two years there did I EVER hear the word "cal" for ANYTHING, let alone a lemon or lime. I had to look it up in my VERY fancy, schmancy Spanish-English diccionario. HAH!!
SIDE NOTE, FYI: Lemons and limes are from Portugal--"Portugal" is from the ARAB language and it means the color ORANGE.

NOTE: the Arabs have no "p" in their language...never did, never will, so they always but a "b" in place of the "p"--YEAH, a pile of BRICKS becomes a pile of __ricks.
Hahaha. We had some fun with that. AND, Portugal became Bortugal.
I found out from our Portuguese guide that the Arabs had traveled EXTENSIVELY in the Mediterranean during their "glory days" and is the reason why there is ANY Arabization of any Mediterranean languages. I hadn't known that. =========================================

Yet ANOTHER true story: When I was first teaching I worked in a heavily LATINO populated high school and I spoke INFINITELY better Spanish that the students who went there.
They KNEW it, too, and after the first "go round" they acquiesced to the idea (the VERY IDEA!!!) of my superior Spanish skills. Haha, or rather "jaja"--it WAS fun and SHAME on me for enjoying it so much.

28 posted on 03/27/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: from occupied ga
Hahaha: good "mountain dew" stuff.

You are probably right.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: blam

I just bought a bag of limes. I’m planting them later this spring. Should have a good crop by the time the tomatoes come in.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: C210N
"Howdy, Mr. Douglas. Oh, I see that you're spreading lime. What, was Sam Drucker out of cherry?"

Hank Kimball, Green Acres, 1968


31 posted on 03/27/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cloudmountain
Interesting story.

Thanks.

32 posted on 03/27/2014 1:28:26 PM PDT by blam
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To: C210N

We use a lot of hydrated lime here with our highly acidic soil.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 1:35:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I’d love to go back to El Mercado for some good Mexican food. Haven’t been there in about ten years.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 2:35:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sacajaweau

What a great idea about freezing citrus. I squeeze limes or lemons on all kinds of fish and veggie dishes, brightens up the flavor. Use as salad dressing too, with a minuscule amount of oil.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 3:27:53 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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