D’LIME is a rich coffee infusion including the small Dessert Lime and a touch of super mild Chilli Spice. Australian Dessert limes is a small fruit and grow to the size of grapes delivering an intense, zesty flavour. Boasting three times the amount of Vitamin C than oranges, desert lime is also a very rich source of calcium, folate, Vitamin E and lutein. It also has a high potassium to sodium ratio, which may help to reduce blood pressure.
While smaller in size and more intense in flavour, desert lime is an extremely versatile fruit, used in any product or process where regular limes or lemons are used. It flowers mainly in spring and fruits ripen in early summer when it is harvested by hand. The trees have adapted to the desert climate, with desert limes flower-to-fruiting time the shortest of any citrus species in the world, taking only 10 to 12 weeks.
Desert limes were eaten whole by Aboriginal Australians and have been used for generations to make cordials, sauces, garnishes marmalades, pickles and chutneys and even straight from the trees as a thirst quencher.