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Whole Dried Persian Black Lime (Lumi)

Description Price Quantity
Whole Dried Black Lime (Lumi) 35g Large jar £2.90 Out of stock

Flavours:Sour

Cuisine:Middle Eastern


Contents:Vegan
, Sugar free
, Salt free


Whole Dried Persian Black Lime (Lumi)

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Steenbergs whole dried Persian black Limes (lumi) are a classic ingredient of Middle eastern cuisine.  Steenbergs Black Lime is also called loomi or loumi or lumi or black limes and we source Steenbergs' loomi directly from one of our suppliers in the Lebanon.  Persian llimes are whole sun-dried limes.  Dried loumi has a bittersweet flavour and we use it in our blends of kebsa and sabzi ghormeh.


The limes are picked, then boiled in salt water, before being dired out in the sun.  Black limes have a colour that ranges from a light tan colour through to a very dark brown, which is almost black, with around 10 darker tan longitudinal stripes going from end to end.  Inside the broken black limes, there is a dark sticky pith that has a pungent citrus aroma.  Originally, black limes came from persia, so sometimes particular people call for a black Persian lime.  Wikipedia gives a little bit of information on loomi.


Black limes are a good complement to chicken and fish, for example in making a Kuwaiti Fish Stew or Kuwaiti Curried Chicken.

Nutritional Info:

Values per 100g:
Energy 333kCal; 1414kJ
Protein 8.4g
Carbohydrates 70.0g
Fat 2.2g

Values per 2.5g teaspoon:
Energy 8kCal; 35kJ
Protein 0.2g
Carbohydrates 1.8g
Fat 0.1g

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