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Black Lime, Dried Persian Limes

Noomi basri a Middle Eastern spice used in the souring of foods. Use in soups, sauces, rubs and more

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Black limes for cooking authentic Middle Eastern cookery or new and imagined flavors

Buy black limes, an essential ingredients for Persian inspired cuisine. Learn to flavor soups, stocks, stews, seafood, meats and more with this unique spice. Limes are naturally sun dried in the basking tropical warmth of Guatemala. These Persian limes are packed full a citrusy tart flavor end and on the back en offer earthy undertones, and notes of natural smokiness. One may even describe the flavor as citrus with a slightly bitter profile. Black limes have been used for centuries known for their cooking souring ability. Now the sour spice that first originated in Omen can be found in some of the wolds most famous restaurants . Use of black limes included dried lime tea, chicken and dried lime kababs, Lime poached seafoods stews, lamb, mutton and more. Black limes can even be used in a modern approach ceviche giving fusion to several cuisines if you are the adventurous type of any fresh catch.

Other common names for black limes used around the world
How to use black limes in cooking
Additional details and facts about the black limes found in our shop
Depending on where you are located in the world, black limes can be referred to by many other names. A few that are commonly used are; noomi basri, limoo amani, and loomi. All of these names are commonly used in different countries in the Middle East. Ironically, due to translations of Arabic to English, black limes are often also referred to as black lemon. This is purely a translational language issue as the fruit used to make Persian black limes is indeed a lime.

Dried limes can be used for cooking in a number of ways in the kitchen. One way is to simply slice or stick holes in the lime with a knife or toothpick and place in your soup, stew, or cooking liquid. Allowing the limes to steep similar to the use of bay leaf will infuse the liquid citrusy and souring flavor. Another way to use loomi in cooking is to grind and pulverize the dried limes into a powder for use in spice rubs such as bahārāt, or sprinkle directly into soups. Black limes can used in desserts, custards and other sweet items. Traditionally, the limes are used for a plethora of health related benefits many of which you can read about in this article, all about Loomi black limes.

  • Proudly grown and dried naturally in the fertile soils and mountainous valleys of Guatemala 
  • Kosher Certified ingredient. You can view shop all of our kosher product here
  • Average count of dried limes per pound 70-90 whole pieces
  • Storage and shelf life once delivered, 24-36 months 
  • Can be used whole or ground Uses, cocktails, syrups, infusions, brewing, rubs, meat, stew soups...
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02/13/2023
Alex
United States United States

Dried black lime

Beautiful I never experienced dried black lime. I have Persian background, this one has more ancient look and taste I love it

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04/06/2023
Kristin S.
United States United States

black lime

New to me, wanted to try, often in Ottolenghi recipes. It's delicious! Anticipated something powdery, but it's more dry-sticky, you can rip the lime into small bits and put what you don't use back in the bag. I just add a bit to sauces, marinades, rice, etc.

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09/09/2023
Kevin S.
United States United States

Awesome Dried Persian Limes

I bought these dried Persian limes to make a black lime seasoning for use primarily on fish. I'm trying to shift our meals towards more of a Mediterranean diet but my wife and aren't particularly fond of fish so I've been looking for options to use seasoning to make fish more enjoyable for us. These limes were perfectly dried and exactly what I needed for my seasoning. I'm very pleased with the results and plan on using the seasoning when I make chicken or beef fajitas.