Desert Lime is one of several Australian natives that are true citrus.
It is endemic to the semi-arid regions of south west Queensland, western New South Wales and South Australia.
The fruit is small, round and green, about the size of a small grape, with a very distinctive piquant lime flavour.
Desert Lime, or wild cumquat, are great for marinades, herbs and spice grinder mixes, jams and preserves, coating nuts and beverages.
Desert lime has a distinct lime flavour but with that unique difference found in native foods, and can be used where limes are used.
Bush Lime Lime is one of the foods traditionally collected by Aboriginal Australians. The explorer Ludwig Leichhardt wrote about the trees and eating the fruit in 1844 during his journey through Central Queensland and the Northern Territory. British colonists in New South Wales made jams, tarts, jellies and preserves, as well as an agreeable beverage.
Native lime recipes were published in cookbooks as early as 1898.
Desert lime has high levels of vitamin C, folate and antioxidants.
Ingredients: 100% Desert Lime-freeze dried. 15g in a re-sealable pouch.