Desert Lime Powder - Freeze dried 10g
ABOUT AUSTRALIAN DESERT LIMES
They are an outstanding source of Vitamin C- having 14 times the Vitamin C of blueberries. They are an excellent source of folate, are high in calcium, Vitamin E and lutein and have a high sodium/ potassium ratio (for more nutritional information see RIRDC).
Found in the arid areas of Qld, NSW and SA is the little lime that packs a punch-the Australian Desert Lime (Citrus glauca). Early settlers used it for jams and cordials. Pete’s brother used to put them in his water bottle to make a refreshing drink when he was working as a young lad in country Queensland. Used by Aboriginals as a food source for many thousands of years- we are lucky to be able to share this nutrition packed superfruit!
Flavour: Sharp, refreshing, strong lime flavour.
- Try a small amount (1/4 tsp) in your water to give it a hint of lime (let it sit for a few minutes to get the flavour through)
- Use as a healthier substitute for lemon or lime in recipes (you will need less as the flavour is more concentrated than limes)
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of Australian Desert Lime Freeze Dried Powder into smoothies for an extra burst of nutrition or try some of the great recipes on our website.
- To reconstitute the powder into a puree add water in the ratio of 1:4. So if you have one teaspoon of powder you just add four teaspoons of water!
Gluten Free / Dairy Free
No Added Sugar
100% Pure Fruit-Nothing Added
About Kaiyu Superfoods
- Where possible we source organic fruit to use in our products. We are endeavouring to bring more organic options into our range.
- All our fruit is grown, processed and packed in Australia and where possible sourced locally so that our products have fewer food miles.
- Rather than putting our product in a bigger bag to try and make it look like there is more product, we package our food in the smallest pack possible to reduce waste.
WORKING WITH COMMUNITY
We work with communities that wild harvest fruits sustainably, (making sure a percentage is left for native animals and natural regeneration of the plants). We also source cultivated fruit. Our goal is to be able to mentor indigenous people to be successful growers of native fruits.
CARING FOR COUNTRY
We are working towards being a zero waste business. We use recyclable containers in our food processing and re-use these containers, gloves and bags in our nursery and orchard. All our fruit waste (peel, stones etc) is composted and re-used in our orchard.
In our office, we use recycled paper. We use solar energy in our manufacturing process to reduce the use of fossil fuels and decrease our greenhouse gas emissions. We plant native trees in our orchard to create habitat for birds and other animals and to contribute to biodiversity in our area. We have also established and continue to maintain a revegetation project that is creating habitat for the endangered Regent Parrot in Loxton South Australia.
Freeze Dried Australian Native Foods maintain almost 100% of their nutrient content. This is because a lot less heat is used to dry the foods. Foods are also frozen quickly to conserve nutrients. Methods such as dehydration can also result in loss of nutrients.
The Freeze Drying Process
We place our fruit on trays in the freeze dryer. The fruit is frozen to -40℃ (about 9 hours). A vacuum is created in the freeze dryer chamber and the surrounding pressure is gradually reduced. Once the pressure is at the right level, a small amount of heat is added. The water (ice) in the fruit turns from a solid stage (ice) straight to a gas stage (sublimation). It takes around 30 hours to freeze dry 4kg of fruit. Although, freeze drying does use a bit more energy initially, once freeze-dried, no more energy is needed to store the food, unlike storing food in a freezer.