Kaffir lime

Kaffir lime is a rough skinned cousin to the more commonly known persian lime. Having originated in Indonesia or Malaysia, it is widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine. Both the fruit and the leaves, which have a distinctive spicy aroma are used. Kaffir limes tend to be rather dry and what juice does come from the fruit is acidicly bitter and sour.  It can be commonly used for zest with its powerful aroma.

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Very limited availability in the USA during summer and early fall.

Also Known As

  • Limau purut
  • Kieffer lime
  • Makrud
  • Makrut lime

May be stored at 40 degrees.

  • Citrus hystrix

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