High lime prices: Why U.S. grocery stores are charging so much for Mexican limes.

Why Are Limes Suddenly Twice as Expensive? (Video.) 

Why Are Limes Suddenly Twice as Expensive? (Video.) 

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April 7 2014 12:59 PM

The Lime Squeeze 

Why U.S. grocery stores are demanding 50 cents or more per lime.

The average U.S. grocery store now commands 53 cents per lime, up from 21 cents this time last year. The problem originates in Mexico, which now exports more than 90 percent of American’s limes.