KAFFIR LIME

Kaffir is an exotic fruit originating in Southeast Asia with interesting uses in cuisine and cosmetics.

Characteristics

It is small, round and it has a very thick and rough skin. It produces very little juice so the pulp is rarely used. It is the leaves and skin that are used in Asian haute cuisine, as well as in cosmetics and medicine.

Benefits and properties

  • It is used to cleanse blood.
  • It helps decrease inflammatory processes.
  • It boosts the immune system.
  • Due to its limonene content it helps improve digestion.

Storage

It is recommended to store it in the fridge.

Preparation

Kaffir Lime is used a lot in Thai and Indonesian cuisine.

Its zest and leaves are used as food condiments or flavourings in food such as curry, soup, salads, sauces and many dishes.