Kaffir Lime and Lime Leaves

Kaffir Lime & Lime Leaves: ma-gruud

Kaffir lime is a lovely fragrant tropical fruit, related to the citrus family. Any Thai person will inform you that this fruit, and its leaves, are indispensable ingredients of almost all Thai dishes.

Both the valued leaves, peel and zest of the limes are used to give an authentic flavor to curries and other dishes.

The lime zest is used to garnish many dishes, and the leaves give a sweet complexity and lemony nuance to soups, curries and salads. The leaves can be used both fresh and dried. You will be able to distinguish the kaffir limes from other forms of lime as it has a distinct wrinkled texture, and is normally bigger than a common lime from the Americas. Medicinally, it has been touted as a great hair rinse and tonic, is commonly used in Thai shampoos. It has even been said to prevent hair loss! Essential oils in kaffir lime are used for various medicinal purposes, including blood cleansing, and aiding digestion. The juice is also used to promote gum and teeth health.

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