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Dried Lime Powder.

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nuraman00 Dec 31, 2012 02:07 PM

Where can I find dried lime powder?

I tried calling Trader Joes, the supermarket (Raley's), Cost Plus, Sprouts, 99 Ranch, Smart and Final.

They didn't have it.

I did find this online, but it's $18-23. Where can I find it for $5-10?

http://www.amazon.com/Dried-Kaffir-Li...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lime-Juice-Po...

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  1. C. Hamster RE: nuraman00 Dec 31, 2012 04:34 PM

    KAFFIR Lime powder or just powdered lime? Two totally difft things

    My supermarket sells powdered lime juice in the sugar area.

    I use fresh kaffir lime leaves for cooking.

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      swazoo RE: nuraman00 Dec 31, 2012 06:53 PM

      The Baker's Catalog (King Arthur Flour) sells it here:

      http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

      1. KarenDW RE: nuraman00 Dec 31, 2012 06:58 PM

        In Canada we have products called True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange. They are crystalized citrus, and can be added to water or cooking for flavoring.

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          greygarious RE: KarenDW Dec 31, 2012 07:05 PM

          USA too - in supermarkets or at www.truelemon.com

        2. rose water RE: nuraman00 Dec 31, 2012 08:11 PM

          Iranian dried lime?
          Whole: http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-dried-lime...
          Jumbo size: http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-lemon-oman...
          Powder: http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-lemon-oman...
          Depending on where you are, you can certainly find this in any Iranian grocery store

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            Querencia RE: nuraman00 Jan 1, 2013 10:24 AM

            A product sold in my Persian (Iranian) grocery is called Ground Lemon Omani, translated to Limon Molido (ground lemon), and I don't know what the Persian writing says. When you see the whole fruit it looks like a dried-up small black lemon. It gives the characteristic flavor to Persian stew (gaymeh).Could this possibly be what you mean? If so, check out Middle Eastern grocery stores. Or my envelope of it was packed by Sadaf Foods in Los Angeles, which has a website at www.sadaf.com. I paid $3.35 for 4 oz about 3 weeks ago.

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              nuraman00 RE: nuraman00 Jan 1, 2013 12:22 PM

              The lime powder mentioned here:

              http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Al-Kabsa...

              Which one of the suggestions in this thread matches it, and can I get it for $5-10 (after shipping)?

              Thanks.

              I also just called an Afghan/Iranian grocery store, and they said they had something like it, so I will have to go and see.

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                boogiebaby RE: nuraman00 Jan 1, 2013 04:31 PM

                If you read the editor's note at the bottom of the recipe, it says to buy whole dried limes from a Persian grocery or online, and grind it in a spice grinder or Blender to make the powder.

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                  nuraman00 RE: boogiebaby Jan 1, 2013 09:59 PM

                  I had read that, but wasn't able to find whole dried limes online.

                  Nor was I able to find a Persian grocery store locally a few days ago, but finally found one that seemed to have something today. I'll see what they really have in a few days.

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                    rose water RE: boogiebaby Jan 3, 2013 04:12 AM

                    re nuraman00: Yes, Querenica and I are recommending the same thing, and it's the stuff they're recommending in your recipe. The Persian script is transliterated to "limoo omani." If there's a local Persian grocery store, there's no way they don't have dried limes.

                    re boogiebaby: I'd add the caveat that the matriarchs of my extended family in Iran crush the whole limes first, pull out the bitter seeds, then grind the pulp/skins.

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                      nuraman00 RE: rose water Jan 6, 2013 04:30 PM

                      I went to the Persian store. They had whole dried limes, so that's what I bought.

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                  nuraman00 RE: nuraman00 Jan 1, 2013 12:26 PM

                  I think rose water and Querencia's suggestions, for the lemon omani powder, are probably it.

                  Hopefully it looks like that when I go to the store.

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