Health Benefits of Mosambi for Summer

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Mosambi is most commonly known as Mediterranean sweet lemon, sweet lime, Persian lime, and sweet limetta. This fruit’s appearance resembles lemon and has a sweet taste, which could be compared with oranges. Mosambi juice is famous in India and Pakistan. It has low acidic content in spite of belonging to a citrus family. It is consumed as juice more than a whole fruit because the taste could be slightly bland. This fruit is available across India from July to August and from November to March.

Nutritional value of sweet lime

Sweet lime is a low-calorie fruit with a high vitamin and mineral profile. One sweet lime, on average, weighs around 106 grams. It can provide approx.

Health benefits of sweet lime or mosambi

Mosambi is such a versatile fruit with a sweet and sour taste. It has terrific nutritional value and is widely consumed in jams, drinks, pickles, candies, sorbets, and snacks. This fruit juice is also versatile and could be used in salads and to marinate meat. Some health benefits of mosambi can be found below.

Relieves constipation

The mosambi’s acid flushes out the toxins present in the bowel tracts. Moreover, it contains dietary fibre, which allows the fruit to roughage and act as a purgative treatment for those suffering from constipation. Lemon juice with a pinch of salt is recommended for patients with constipation problems.

Keeps you away from respiratory problems

It has anti-congestive properties, which clean and prevent various respiratory diseases. It is mostly used in vaporisers, inhalers, and balms.

Peptic ulcers

The flavonoids in mosambi, such as Limonin Glucoside, have antioxidant, detoxify, and antibiotic properties that are efficient in healing oral and peptic ulcers.

Improves the immune system

Regular consumption of mosambi juice improves overall heart function. It ensures the proper circulation of blood and helps maintain a healthier immune system. Vitamin C prevents colds and boosts immunity.

Help improve digestion

It can help with gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion and constipation. Mosambi juice is a refreshing drink with a unique taste that stimulates the salivary glands to secrete enzymes that help in digestion. It also contains compounds called flavonoids that raise its content. Certain gastric acids, like bile and digestive juices, work together to aid in digestion. It helps relieve diarrhoea as it provides a lot of potassium.

Aids in dehydration

Swap sodas to mosambi juice when you feel thirsty and dehydrated as it only not helps in quenching your thirst but also contains important vitamins and minerals , which could alleviate the occurrence of dehydration and the complications.

Great for eyes, hair and skin

It’s rich in antibacterial and antioxidant properties, so mousambi is considered very healthy for our eyes. It protects from eye infections caused by allergies, foreign objects, or pollution. Mousambi helps in treating dandruff by providing the hair and roots with the nutrients and moisture that they need. When the roots are firm, it can alleviate hair loss, pigmentation, and acne, which is used in many creams. For radiant skin, apply the mousambi juice on the skin and leave it overnight. It helps moisturise, lighten and improve the skin tone. 

Excellent source of vitamin C 

They are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy, characterised by swollen gums, frequent colds, bleeding, mouth ulcers, cracks, flu outbreaks and tongue ulcers. Regularly consuming sweet limes could prevent scurvy, and it has been observed that applying sweet lime juice could reduce bleeding gums.

Protects bone health

Sweet lemon or Mosambi is high in vitamin C content, which could relieve inflammation and swelling. Thus, it plays a major role in treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It also helps enhance calcium absorption, promotes overall bone health, and stimulates bone formation in cells.

Relieves vomiting

Various factors, including indigestion, pregnancy, poor functioning of vital organs, and hormonal imbalance, can cause aversion to food. For example, you could have sweet lime when you experience vomiting and nausea. The pleasant scent of the sweet lime could bring down the symptoms immediately.

How to consume sweet lime or mosambi?

One of the tastiest ways to consume and feel the health benefits of sweet lime is to make mousambi sherbet as the scorching sun is upon us to beat the heat.


  • 2 cups of chilled sweet lime juice
  • 1 cup of chilled water
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Cumin powder
  • Fresh mint leaves 
  • Salt and sugar to taste (limited)


Take out the seeds .Combine lime juice with lemon juice. Add one tablespoon of sugar and stir well till it melts. Add some salt and cumin powder. Add cold water as per the taste. Finally, garnish it with some fresh mint leaves.


What is the best time to eat mosambi?

The best time to consume mousambi is in the morning. Citrus fruits are packed with vitamins, energy, minerals, and other beneficial compounds that help boost metabolism and daily bodily functions.

Is mosambi harmful?

If consumed in excess, mousambi is known to cause photodermatitis, acidity, cavities, or contact dermatitis.  

Who should not consume sweet lime?

Individuals allergic to citrus fruits and those who are sensitive to acidic fruits, such as GERDi patients, should restrict themselves from consuming sweet lime.


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