Native Ingredient Information
Our ingredient pages contain a summary of information, for more in-depth detail and amazing recipes please refer to Andrew’s cookbook ‘Australia’s Creative Native Cuisine’. Found Here
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Desert Lime (Citrus glauca)
Whole | Powder
Australian limes are considered amongst the finest in the world, revered for their superb flavour, unique structure, nutritional qualities, and vibrant colours. They are all true citrus fruits or the genus Citrus. If eaten raw, they are sour with a mild grapefruit-bitter after-taste. They also freeze well without the loss of shape or of flavour.
DESERT LIME USES
These small, grape-like fruits (in size and shape) have a sour, tangy lime-grapefruit flavour. They can be used in place of lemons in conserves, compôtes, jams, and jellies as well as other cooked foods, savoury and sweet, that require a sharp citrus tang. They are also used to infuse wonderfully concentrated lemon flavours into oil, or preserved like a tasty pickle.
DESERT LIME SEASONALITY
Desert Limes are harvested between December and January only. Once harvested can be frozen to retain flavour and shape and be found all year round.