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Lime Weights (Whole Fruits, Juice & Zest)

I’ve put this article together to help you find everything you need to know about lime weights. Including whole limes, lime juice and zest along with conversion charts for multiple fruits.

How Much Does a Lime Weigh? (In Grams, Ounces, Kilograms and Pounds)

I’ve done the research and weighed a number of average-sized limes which I bought in a supermarket and the average weight of each whole individual fruit is around 70g (2.5oz).

weight of an average sized lime equals 70g

The table below shows the converted average weight of a whole single lime:

Weight of One
Average Whole Lime

Although limes do vary in size, some larger and some smaller, they are generally fairly similar in size and will yield a similar amount of juice and zest (which I’ll cover further on in this article).

Number of Limes in a Pound or Kilogram

Based on an average weight of 70g (2.5oz), there are around six individual fruits in a pound of limes and around 14 individual fruit in a kilogram of limes.

The average supermarket bag of limes contains around five or six limes in the average supermarket pack and in most cases they can be bought individually.

If you need to buy limes in bulk, the tables below show the number of limes on average you’d get for multiple pounds and kilos (based on an average of 70g (2.5oz) per whole lime and rounded to the nearest whole fruit):

Average weight
in pounds
Average amount
of limes
Average weight
in kilograms
Average amount
of limes

How Much Zest Do You Get From a Lime?

The zest of a lime can be used in cooking and baking recipes such as cakes, lime curd, or key lime pie, but it’s not the easiest thing to weigh or measure in teaspoons, so I’ve done that for you.

I zested average-sized limes with a fine grater taking off as much as the outer layer of zest as possible (without removing the pith below) and the outcome was as follows:

The finely grated outer zest of one average-sized lime weighs around half a gram in total. This is equal to around one teaspoon of zest per lime.

The images below show what the zest of a whole lime looks like, it might seem like a very small weight, but lime zest is very light and a small amount produces a lot of zesty flavor so you don’t need too much.

zest from one lime in weight

How Many Spoons of Lime Zest from One Lime?

After removing as much zest as possible from the lime using a fine grater, I measured the zest yield in terms of teaspoons.

The zest from one lime (without pith) is equal to one heaped teaspoon (5ml) per fruit.

For a tablespoon (15ml) of lime zest, you would need the zest of three average-sized limes to get the right amount.

one lime equals one teaspoon of zest

How Much Juice is in a Lime?

I juiced some average-sized limes by hand to find out the average amount of juice an individual fruit produces.

For this measurement, I squeezed out as much juice as I could by hand, however it might be possible to get a little bit more if you used an electric juicer (which juices the whole fruit).

The average amount of juice that one lime produced was 30g/30ml which is equal to two to two tablespoons.

Juice of one lime in weight

Lime Juice Conversion Table

The table below shows how many limes on average you need to yield a certain amount of juice, in ml and tablespoons, fluid ounces and US cups.

These figures are based on the average juice yield from one lime being 30ml:

Amount of
Juiced Lime
1 fruit302
2 fruits604
3 fruits906
4 fruits1208
5 fruits15010
6 fruits18012
Amount of
Juiced Lime
US Cup
1 fruit1.010.13
2 fruits2.030.25
3 fruits3.040.38
4 fruits4.060.50
5 fruits5.070.63
6 fruits6.09 0.76

Number of Limes You Need For One Cup of Juice

Based on one lime producing 30ml of juice per fruit, for a full cup (240ml) of pure lime juice, you will need the juice of around 8 limes to produce the amount you need.

Equipment and Information Used for This Article

I used precision scales that weigh to 0.01 of a gram which is regularly calibrated with a 100g weight. For more information see my recommended weighing scales here.

To make sure the information in this article is accurate, I researched and cross-referenced various sources (as well as original research) to obtain the correct weights and calories.

Key Takeaways

  • Average Lime Weight: A typical lime purchased from a supermarket weighs around 70g (2.5oz).
  • Lime Zest Yield: The finely grated outer zest from one average-sized lime weighs approximately half a gram, equivalent to one teaspoon of zest.
  • Lime Juice Content: On average, one lime produces about 30g/30ml of juice, which is roughly two tablespoons.
  • Limes for One Cup of Juice: To obtain a full cup (240ml) of pure lime juice, you’d need the juice from approximately 8 limes.
  • Consistency in Measurements: The article’s measurements are based on precision scales that weigh to 0.01 of a gram, ensuring accurate and consistent data.

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