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Lumi Or Black Lime Powder

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Lumi or Lime Powder Standard 40g £2.55


Cuisine:Middle Eastern

, Sugar free
, Salt free

Lumi Or Black Lime Powder

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Steenbergs Black Lime Powder is a classic ingredient of Middle eastern cuisine.  Steenbergs Black Lime Powder 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.  Black limes are actually whole dried sun-dried limes that are then ground down into this deep black-green powder.  Dried loumi has a bittersweet flavour and we use it in our blends of kebsa and sabzi ghormeh.

Loomi powder comes from powdered black limes, Citrus aurantifolia.  Black limes are whole, sun-dried limes.  These are 2.5-4cm in diameter (1-1.5 inches).  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. Ingredentia and Wikipedia give 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.

Steenbergs black lime powder part of Steenbergs range of over 400 organic - many of them Fairtrade - spices, peppers, herbs and flavoured sugars.  Steenbergs loumi powder is exclusive to our web customers only.  For more information, please call us on 01765 640 088 or email to

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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