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09/30/09

Photos: Harvesting Lime in Roudan, Hormozgan province of Iran

Photos by Hossein Heydari, ISNA

 

 

Following photos shows people in the town of Roudan in Iran's southern province of Hormozgan province harvesting limes.

Lime is a term referring to a number of different fruits (generally citruses), both species and hybrids, which have their origin in the Himalayan region of India, and which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3-6 cm in diameter, generally containing sour and acidic pulp. They are frequently associated with the lemon. Limes are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages.

 

 

Hormozgan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, facing Oman. Its area is 68,475 km2, and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas. The province has 14 islands located in the Persian Gulf, and 1,000 km of coastline. Bandar Abbas is a port city which occupies a strategic position on the narrow Straits of Hormuz, and it is the location of the main base of the Iranian Navy. It had an estimated population of 352,173 in 2005.












Dried limes is one of the ingredients used in Persian/Iranian dishes.







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