Limes Are Cheaper Just in Time for Cinco De Mayo. Avocados, Too

May 3, 2018

Lime supplies are picking up just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

After several months of higher-than-normal prices and some supply shortages, the market has eased amid improving crop weather, according to Stephanie Fyle, an Atlanta-based executive vice president of procurement at Produce Alliance, which provides fresh food to food-service clients.

That’s good news for shoppers looking to squeeze the fruit into margaritas or flavor guacamole for the May 5 holiday. The date of the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 has become a broader celebration of Mexican-American culture in the U.S.

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