Dried Black Lime Powder for Marinades, Rubs, Stews & More
Dried black limes, also known as limu omani, are a traditional ingredient in Persian and Middle-Eastern cooking. Burlap & Barrel's black lime powder is full of supercharged citrus flavor; its bright, tart and a little funky (in a good way) with a nuanced earthiness.
Grown on a small family-run farm in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, these limes harvested at peak ripeness and then slowly dried in the sun until they oxidize, turn black and are then ground into a coarse powder.
Burlap & Barrel's Ground Black Lime is as versatile as it is flavorful. Use black lime powder anywhere you want a burst of concentrated citrus flavor and a touch of acidity. Add a spoonful or two to the base of soups and stews like Ghormeh Sabzi (a classic Persian herb stew). Mix into spice blends or whisk into marinades, herb-based sauces and dressings.
For all you budding mixologists out there, shake up cocktail time with Burlap & Barrel’s dried black lime. Mix it with salt and use it to rim glasses (hibiscus margarita, anyone?). Or make a nuanced lime simple syrup: in a small saucepan combine a couple teaspoons ground black lime with 1/2 cup each demerara sugar and water, heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, let steep for a couple hours, strain and use in your favorite cocktails.
About the producer
Burlap & Barrel was founded with the mission to share premium-quality spices with home cooks and professional chefs while rejecting outdated industry norms riddled with countless middlemen, insufficient compensation for farmers and lack of transparency. Through partnering directly with small farms, Burlap & Barrel is able to shorten the supply chain, pay farmers 2-10 times the commodity rate and offer unique, high-quality spices made from historically overlooked plant varieties.