Loomi (Black Limes)
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Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Loomi (known variously as Black Limes, Black Lemons, Omani Lemons and many more names), are dried, preserved limes used widely in Middle Eastern cuisine. They are made by boiling limes in brine and then sun-drying them until the inside pulp turns black.
Their flavour is very intense, and they add an unmistakable tartness to food that is particularly suited to soups and stews. To use them, simply puncture the lime a few times with a fork and simmer in a dish, or grind to a powder in a spice grinder.