Key lime question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    So after googling, the answer to my question is is harder to come by than expected.

    I made a smoothie. I put one key lime (peel and all) in it than started reading that lime seeds are well, poisonous. While it was a tasty smoothie, do I have anything to worry about?

    Odd topic but I figure a few of you might know
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    I searched for for lime seeds poisonous. What did you search for?

    What articles did you read that left you confused?

    This is the only thing I found that gave a useful measure:

    Anything else that came up for lime seeds poisonous gave an indefinite amount ("large quantities", with no notion of what constitutes large or small).

    If you consider how many seeds would have to be in a key lime (cut one up and count 'em), or how many key limes it would take to make a cupful of seeds (the amount of seeds given in the above article), simple math suggests you have little to be concerned about unless your diet consists of nothing but citrus smoothies.

    Personally, I know people who eat entire apples and pears, seeds and all, and have done so for decades. They are no worse for it.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    These things grew more or less wild when I lived in Cuba, and every kid in the neighborhood was cutting them up and making limeade when they were ripe. I'm sure we all ingested more than a few, and I don't remember ever hearing about any problems anybody had.
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I came here expecting this thread to be about Android :eek:
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    I'm sure you'll be fine. The seeds are probably like green potatoes: only toxic in large quantities.
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Apple seeds contain cyanide, and I eat the whole apple yet I'm still here! Life's too short to worry about the low toxicity of things like that.
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    thanks for the feedback

    tempted to keep throwing a full key lime in there anyways in my smoothies if it really isn't a concern!
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Same here... Was wondering why it wasn’t in the alternatives to idevices section :eek:

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