- Ground to a fine powder
- Deep, woodsy green color
- The citrusy, floral natural lime flavor
Makrut (Kaffir) Lime Leaves grow on thorny, bushy trees. The plant produces small, pear-shaped citrus fruit with bright green, bumpy, wrinkled skin and a highly acidic, astringent juice. The leaves of the tree retain a strong essence of lime flavor and have a unique doubled shape that looks like two leaves joined end-to-end. The attractive jade-green leaves have a clean, fresh, and slightly floral aroma and impart a distinctive citrus taste to any dish.
Makrut (Kaffir) lime leaves are often used in combination with lemongrass, galangal, ginger, basil, cilantro, and chiles. Being quite thick, the fresh leaves must be cut extremely fine to be edible, while dried leaves are best used for infusing long-cooked recipes from which the whole leaves can be removed before serving.
Kaffir Lime Leaves.