Lime

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Lime
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram
Total:0.3 kg CO₂e
300 gCO₂e
Source: literature review[1]

Lime refers to the citrus fruit known as limes. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 0.3 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.[1]

The main source for this carbon footprint information is a systematic review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The information for limes was calculated from three global warming potential (GWP) values published in two life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for limes had a median of 0.26 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 0.18 to 0.45 and had a standard deviation of 0.06.[1]




Other products

The table below lists products in the fruit category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Cantaloupe (1 kg) 0.25
Guava (1 kg) 0.28
Lemon (1 kg) 0.3
Lime (1 kg) 0.3

See also

  • Fruits - comparison of the GHG emissions from fruit.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082