Seeds - Kaffir Lime

A really tropical citrus, which wants to have warmth all year round.

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Growing your own Kaffir lime tree

Combine together equal parts of peat, loam and sand in a bucket. Fill the growing media into individual small pots until filled.

Put the pots into a warm, bright location. The location should have a consistent temperature of between 21 and 25 deg. Celsius at all times. The Kaffir Lime likes, eight to 10 hours of light daily also should be available. Germination of the Kaffir lime tree seeds can begin in as little as 1 week, but can take up to 4 weeks.

Pot up the Kaffir lime tree seedlings into larger containers when they're about 2 to 3 inches tall. Give fertilizer once every 2 months to encourage plant growth.

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Seeds - Kaffir Lime


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Growing your own Kaffir lime tree

Thai Kaffir lime seeds (lemon leaf)

Indispensable for Thai dishes - the kaffir lime provides a special, refreshing-spicy taste. The valued parts are the leaves and the peel or zest of the limes. The fresh leaves are usually used in the kitchen. It can be boiled, in the same way as bay leaves, in sauces and supple foods, giving a spicy, lemon-like flavor to the food.

A really tropical citrus, which wants to have warmth all year round and is best kept as a potted plant in the room. When you receive the seeds, wrapping them in damp kitchen towel for 12 hours before planting.

 

Growing Instructions

Combine together equal parts of peat, loam and sand in a bucket. Fill the growing media into individual small pots until filled.

Put the pots into a warm, bright location. The location should have a consistent temperature of between 21 and 25 deg. Celsius at all times. The Kaffir Lime likes, eight to 10 hours of light daily also should be available. Germination of the Kaffir lime tree seeds can begin in as little as 1 week, but can take up to 4 weeks.

Pot up the Kaffir lime tree seedlings into larger containers when they're about 2 to 3 inches tall. Give fertilizer once every 2 months to encourage plant growth.

Kaffir lime. The leaves are highly aromatic and suitable for Asian cuisines, including Thai, Indonesian, Cambodian and Lao cuisines.

Cooking with Kaffir lime leaves

Kaffir lime. The leaves are highly aromatic and suitable for Asian cuisines, including Thai, Indonesian, Cambodian and Lao cuisines.

 

Obtain kaffir lime leaves. If living in a suitable Mediterranean climate, you can grow your own kaffir lime tree. If not, leaves and limes can be obtained in fresh and a dried form from www.marketplace3000.org online store. 

 

Use in cuisine.

Kaffir lime leaves are perfect for adding flavour to Asian cuisine. They are highly aromatic and add their own elegant flavour to stir-fry, curry, salad and fish dishes.

Kaffir lime leaves usage in cuisine. Kaffir lime leaves may be used fresh or dried, depending on the recipe or usage. The leaves should be used whole when simmering in soups and curries. Fresh, tender young leaves are the preferred choice for salads; do not use dried kaffir leaves in salads.

Use Kaffir lime leaves in hot and sour shrimp soup. Put the leaves in the soup for about 1 minute before you finish making it.

Flavour rice - When cooking your rice, especially jasmine rice, throw in a few leaves. The flavour will be imparted to the rice.

EXCEPTIONAL HERB - KAFFIR LIME

Growing your own Kaffir lime tree. Growing Instructions Combine together equal parts of peat, loam and sand in a bucket. Fill the growing media into individual small pots until filled.

Kaffir lime

The kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix), sometimes referred to in English as the makrut lime or Mauritius papeda, is a citrus fruit native to tropical Asia, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its fruit and leaves are used in Southeast Asian cuisine and its essential oil is used in perfumery. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance.

 

Description

Citrus hystrix is a thorny bush, 6 to 35 feet tall, with aromatic and distinctively shaped "double" leaves. These hourglass-shaped leaves comprise the leaf blade plus a flattened, leaf-like stalk (or petiole). The fruit is rough and green, and ripens to yellow; it is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size, approximately 4 cm wide.

 

Cuisine

The leaves are the most frequently used part of the plant, fresh, dried, or frozen. The leaves are widely used in Thai and Lao cuisine (for dishes such as tom yum). The leaves are used in Vietnamese cuisine to add fragrance to chicken dishes and to decrease the pungent odor when steaming snails.

 

Cultivation

Citrus hystrix is grown worldwide in suitable climates as a garden shrub for home fruit production. It is well suited to container gardens and for large garden pots on patios, terraces, and in conservatories.

 

Main constituents

The compound responsible for the characteristic aroma was identified as citronellal, which is contained in the leaf oil up to 80%; minor components include citronellol, nerol and limonene. Kaffir/Makrut lime fruit peel contains an essential oil comparable to lime fruit peel contains an essential oil comparable to lime fruit peel oil; its main components are limonene and β-pinene.

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