Lime and lemon are both citrus fruits, but they have some distinct differences. Limes are smaller and have a more tart flavor than lemons. They are also a brighter green in color and contain more seeds than lemons. Limes are often used in cooking, especially in Latin American, Asian, and Indian dishes. Lemon juice is also popularly used in cooking, but it is also widely used for its tart flavor in beverages, such as lemonade, and desserts. The skin of limes is thinner than that of lemons, and it is often used to add flavor to dishes, drinks, and cocktails. The peel of a lemon is usually too thick to be consumed, but it can be used to make lemon zest, which is used to add flavor to dishes.