Organic Thai Herbs - Kaffir Lime

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Organic dried Kaffir lime leaves 10g

The glossy, dark green leaves of the kaffir lime tree have a unique double leaf shape and a floral-citrus aroma. Grown in Southeast Asia and Hawaii, the kaffir lime tree produces small, pear-shaped citrus fruit with a skin that is bright yellow-green, bumpy and wrinkled. Dried kaffir lime rind and leaves can be found in Asian markets. Fresh leaves, which have a more intense aroma, are sometimes also available.

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Organic Thai Herbs - Kaffir Lime


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Kaffir lime - bai makrut   มะกรูด

The glossy, dark green leaves of the kaffir lime tree have a unique double leaf shape and a floral-citrus aroma. Grown in Southeast Asia and Hawaii, the kaffir lime tree produces small, pear-shaped citrus fruit with a skin that is bright yellow-green

Cuisine  - The zest of the fruit is used in creole cuisine to impart flavor in "arranged" rums in the Martinique, Réunion island and Madagascar. However, it is the hourglass-shaped leaves (comprising the leaf blade plus a flattened, leaf-like leaf-stalk or petiole) that are used most often in cooking. They can be used fresh or dried, and can be stored frozen. The leaves are widely used in Thai and Lao cuisine (for dishes such as tom yum), and Cambodian cuisine (for the base paste "Krueng"). The kaffir lime leaves are a very popular spice in Thai­land; their charac­teristic flavour ap­pears in soups, stir-fries or curries (see coconut for a list of other in­gre­dients to Thai curries). In Thai cuisine, kaffir lime is frequently combined with garlic, galanga, ginger and fingerroot, together with liberal amount of chiles. Fresh Thai basil is needed for the authentic fragrance.

 

Makrut lime leaves are used in Vietnamese cuisine with chicken to add fragrance. They are also used when steaming snails to decrease the pungent odor while cooking. The leaves are also used in Indonesian cuisine (especially Balinese cuisine and Javanese cuisine), for foods such as Soto ayam, and are used along with Indonesian bay leaf for chicken and fish. They are also found in Malaysian and Burmese cuisines. The juice is generally regarded as too acidic to use in food preparation. 
 
The juice and rinds are used in traditional medicine in some Asian countries; the fruit's juice is often used in shampoos. The juice finds use as a cleanser for clothing and hair in Thailand and very occasionally in Cambodia.

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Organic Thai Herbs - Kaffir Lime