About Dry Lemons
Dried lemons are actually
limes and are used heavily in Persian Gulf and also
Iranian cuisine where they add a strong bitter flavor
in addition to sourness. They are made by boiling ripe
limes in salt water, and then sun drying until the
insides turn black. The outside color varies from tan
to black. They are sold whole or ground.
Buying and Storage
Dry Lemons can be bought
from Middle Eastern food stores and specialty spice
retailers. Dark tan to light-brown ones are generally
best, however some of the very dark black limes have a
greater pungency and depth of flavor, something which
is desirable as long as they do not have signs of mold
on them. They are tough to grind but you can sometimes
find it in a course grind. Always store in an airtight
container and avoid humidity.
high in fibre and
used to make a tasty
sauce, mixed, chopped, plumped in juice, alcohol,
milk and even tea!
they have a high energy
density and high amount of dietary fiber, both have
been attributed to a beneficial effect on weight
management, but only when eaten in moderation
is rich in antioxidants
that help in the elimination of free radicals that
may cause some cancer.
Dry Lemons, like all
dry fruits, are very good for gaining weight, as
they are full of fructose and glucose and give a lot
of energy. This is further boosted due to presence
of many vitamins, amino acids and minerals which
facilitate absorption of other nutrients and
proteins in the body.