Persian Fruit Punch
10 mins (prep 10)
13 ingredients
5 servings
I came home with two sweet lemons from the Persian market today. Sweet lemons are also known as sweet limes and they are generally found in ethnic grocery stores. I was, believe it or not, actually surprised when I cut the lemon open and it was not the least bit tart, I smells like a lemon, but it is not acididic - at all - no pucker whatsoever! They are a cool, lemony yellow light color, the skin is very smooth and thin and they are rounder than Eureka (all-purpose) lemons. I had to use it for something, so I added some juice from other citrus I had on hand, a little sugar and water and it was quite tasty and refreshing. It's like fruit punch but not too sweet -- and the color is very pretty. It has a gentle fruit flavor, and you can make it stronger by adding more juice or less water, or the optional double strength herb tea. I prefer a lighter taste and I garnish it with some pineapple sage. The kids thought it tasted like light orange juice - but they are the Hawaiian Punch types. The adults thought it was refreshing and preferred it to the sweeter drinks on the table. Another nice thing is that the pretty color is natural. I have no idea what my Persian neighbors actually do with sweet lemons, or if there is such a thing as Persian Fruit Punch, but it sounds nice, doesn't it?

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Serving Size (274.3 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 148.24 Calories from Fat 0.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.09g 0.73%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.41%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 18.7mg 3.9%
Total Carbohydrate 39.18g 65.3%
Dietary Fiber 0.46 g 9.29%
Sugars 30.91 g %
Protein 0.18g 1.81%
Vitamin A 3.97IU% Vitamin C 14.48mg%
Calcium 10.48mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
blood orange juice, fruit, tea bags, boiling water