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Kaffir Lime

Kaffir limes are one of the many types of citrus but with a very unique tangy floral-citrus note. The zest from the rind is mostly used but the juice and pulp can be used for flavoring and in cocktails. Kaffir Lime Leaves have an even more intense fragrant aroma. There are few citrus types that are used for the zest and good substitutes would be Buddha's Hand Citron and Etrog Citron.

Alternative Names

Kieffer Lime, Makrut Lime, Thai Lime


Aromatic, Citrus Fruit, Fresh Aromatic


Indonesia, Thailand


Aromatic, Bitter-Slightly, Citrus, Fruity, Pungent, Tart


Firm, Tough

Prep Methods

Grate, Mix, Peel

Cooking Method

As Is, Blanch


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