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Persian Dried Limes: Should Seeds be Removed?

I'm making 'My Mom's Rice' dish in Balaboosta. I got the Persian dried limes and have been reading up on how neat they are, but i thought I read SOMEwhere that the seeds are bitter and should be removed. The recipe just says to halve the dried limes and add them to the stew. Anyone? Thx much.

asked by LE BEC FIN about 2 years ago
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Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added about 2 years ago

LE BEC FIN - It seems that most of the time cooks leave the limes whole when adding to stews, so hopefully the author of the recipe might answer your question. I've found an article from the NY Times that I thought might assist you with your question. Here's the link http://www.nytimes.com...

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Not definitive but/and I''ve cooked with Persian limes a few times, had fine results just reconstituting them with water and seen nothing written about the seeds being bitter.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added about 2 years ago

If I throw the whole dried lime into a braise, I don't remove the seeds--but if I cut the lime open or pulverize it, I discard them

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added about 2 years ago

All of the Persian cooks in my family usually, if not always, leave the seeds in.

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