Desert Lime Powder

Queen of Citrus Super-Fruits - Folate Vitamin E / Calcium / Lutein / Vitamin C
25-75g (0.9-2.64 oz.) Ground Powder

Desert Lime (Citrus Glauca) is a Native Australian Superfood with a Citrus Fizz, it's a Nutritient Dense, Bush Food. The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie ingredient, it's a little fruit with a big, zesty flavour. It outpowers oranges for Vitamin C, it's loaded with Calcium, a rare food source of Folate and even Vitamin E and Lutein. It also has a high potassium to sodium ratio. Desert limes have been eaten whole (straight from the tree) by Indigenous Australians for generations and used to make cordials, sauces, garnishes, marmalades and chutneys. Create Exotic thirst-quenching infused beverages, like Refreshing Ice Teas and adventurous exotic smoothies. Desert Limes ripen in the early summer, the trees have adapted to the extreme climate of the Aussie desert, it’s flower-to-fruiting period is the shortest of any of the world’s citrus species, taking just 10 to 12 weeks.

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  • Desert Lime - Freeze dried. 
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free. 
  • Take 1-4g daily in water, smoothie, juice or healthy deserts or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed recommended daily intake.

The Australian Desert Lime is fast becoming a favourite with many chefs and food manufacturers. You can find it in everything from ice-cream, cheese cakes and biscuits thru to some amazing tasting cocktails. There’s nothing like the taste of these wonderful tiny fruits, the bright emerald green colour looks fantastic with any dish and it is a true Australian citrus. Ancient Purity freeze-dried Desert Lime Powder is a rich source of calcium, significant levels of Vitamin C, antioxidants, folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin E and lutein. It also has a high potassium: sodium ratio, which may aid to decrease blood pressure.

Whole Roast Fish with Desert Lime, Lemongrass & Ginger

A marinade packed with health-boosting aromatic herbs like lemongrass, ginger, Desert Lime, shallots and a touch of lime crushed in a Mortar & Pestle and spread onto a mild white fish, such as barramundi. Serve the roast fish flaked off the bone, over rice or alongside a fresh green veggie salad.

Ingredients

• 3 whole fish, scaled and cleaned.

• 6 tablespoons Lemon Myrtle infused olive oil.

• 1 ½ tablespoons Ancient Purity Celtic Sea Salt.

• 1 stalk lemongrass, tough outer part discarded, chopped.

• 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, scrubbed and chopped.

• 4 spring onions, green parts sliced and white parts trimmed and left whole.

• 1 shallot, peeled and chopped.

• 2 lemons.

• ½ teaspoon ground Biodynamic Turmeric.

• ½ cup full-fat coconut milk.

• 1 teaspoon Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder.

Preparation

• Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Pat the body and inside of the fish dry, and space the fish evenly apart on an unlined sheet pan. Use a sharp knife to cut two diagonal slits, 2 inches apart, into the skin of each fish, making sure not to cut through to the bone. Repeat the slits on the other side.

• Next, drizzle both sides and the inside of the fish with 3 tablespoons oil, and season with the 1 1/2 tablespoons Celtic Sea Salt. (You can also use Ancient Purity Old Man Saltbush)

• Working in batches if necessary, transfer the lemongrass to the bowl of a mortar and pestle. Use the pestle to pound the lemongrass pieces until crushed and fragrant. Move the crushed pieces to one side of the mortar bowl. Add the ginger pieces and repeat the pounding process until they’re crushed. Combine the ginger and the lemongrass.

• Add the scallion greens and scotch bonnet chile. Use the pestle to crush and combine these with the lemongrass mixture. Add the shallot and zest of 1 lemon, crush and combine with the pestle.

• Stir in the turmeric and coconut milk. (Makes about 1 1/4 cup marinade.) Alternatively, you can do this step in a food processor. Add in the ingredients in the order listed, and pulse them all together. Stir in the turmeric and coconut milk.

• Slice the zested lemon into 3 or 4 rounds. Spread the marinade generously over both sides of each fish and about 2 tablespoons into each cavity. Place a lemon slice, the white end of a scallion and some cilantro sprigs in each cavity. (At this point, the fish can be left to marinate for up to 30 minutes, or covered and refrigerated overnight.) Now you can drizzle the tops of the fish with the remaining oil and Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder.

• Roast the fish until firm and cooked through, rotating the sheet pan once halfway through the process, about 22 to 25 minutes. Slice the remaining lemon into wedges. Serve the fish over steamed rice or alongside a hearty salad, with the lemon wedges for squeezing.

TIP: The fish can also be put on the barbecue or hot coals if wrapped in aluminium foil. Use Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder like you would use any other lime. Its unique strong citrus flavour means you can use less. Add Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder to: seafood dishes, cocktails & mocktails, marinades and sorbets. It mixes very well with sea Parsley, Mountain Pepper Leaf, Old Man Saltbush, Aniseed myrtle and Bush Tomato.

Desert Lime & Aniseed Myrtle Cake

Ingredients

• 1/3 cup milk of choice.

• 2 teaspoons Aniseed Myrtle (optional.)

• 180g butter, diced.

• ¾ cup caster sugar.

• 3 eggs.

• 1 ⅔ cups chickpea flour.

• 3 teaspoons baking powder

• 2 tablespoons Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder.

• 2 teaspoons Ancient Purity Desert Lime Syrup.

Preparation

• Preheat oven to 170C fan-forced and line a loaf pan (1.5L) with baking paper.

• To begin, gently heat milk and Aniseed Myrtle in a small pot on medium heat, stirring.

• Take the milk off the heat before it boils and let it steep.

• Place butter and sugar into a stand mixer fitted with a paddle.

• Cream together until smooth and pale.

• Scrape down the sides if needed and add in the eggs.

• Beat for 2-3 minutes until combined.

• While this is beating, strain the Aniseed Myrtle from the milk and discard the leaves.

• Then add it to the mixer along with flour, baking powder and Ancient Purity Desert Lime Powder.

• Mix until combined.

• Spoon into the loaf pan, smoothing as best you can.

• Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

• Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely then top with Greek yoghurt, mango and wattleseed.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 25 - 100g
  • Container: Miron Glass Jar / Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children. 
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1-2 years.

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