I am working on a key lime cake and was wondering why key limes were so expensive and honestly I didn't know what the differences were between the varieties. While researching key limes vs regular limes I found this great blog post by seriouseats.com. Great information on the history of the key lime. It makes total sense that the limes grown in a different regions with different soils would take on different characteristics. It also reveals the ugly truth about truth in labeling. It is hard to know what you are buying when the information can be elusive.
What I want to do now is find a real key lime and compare the taste with the lime that is so readily available in stores. To be continued...