Ground Makrut Lime Leaves

Ground Makrut Lime Leaves
Ground Makrut Lime Leaves
Ground Makrut Lime Leaves Ground Makrut Lime Leaves
SKU
100924 001
$19.31
Net Weight:
2.6 oz
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Ground Makrut Lime Leaves have a flamboyant perfume; bold and intoxicating, rife with the smell of lime and lemon, with an undercurrent of jasmine tea. The exposed surface area of the ground leaves allows bitter lime, a hallmark of the makrut fruit, to come through, before giving way to the beautifully citric flavors that fade to florals that linger at the roof of the mouth. Ground Makrut Lime Leaves have a high essential oil content, clocking in at approximately 80% essential oil by weight, which is what powers its voluptuous flavor and aroma.

While the leaves are greatly in demand for their flavor, the makrut lime is not often used for cooking. The rind has a high essential oil content and is also quite flavorful, but you have to be careful when zesting not to dig too deeply and get the pith, because that is far too bitter to enjoy. Juice from the makrut lime is considered too tart for most (but not all!) dishes, and is primarily used as a household cleaner. Think of it much like vinegar in the US, only with a better smell. The juice is added to shampoos and ointments, and extract from the leaves prevents the growth of the pathogen that attacks teeth and causes cavities. If you're an advocate of aromatherapy, the odor of makrut limes is believed to help clear one's head, allowing practitioners to reduce stress and open the door to a more centered perspective.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Ground Makrut Lime retains its flavor during cooking so it can be added early in the cooking process. Use these to create a fragrant layer of flavor for Asian-inspired coconut soup or traditional Thai hot and sour soup. Add to stir-fries and Thai curries. Dust over scallops just before searing, or add to steaming liquid for mussels. Make compound butter with Ground Makrut Lime Leaves and use to top baked sweet potatoes or roasted asparagus. Stir into glaze for a sweet new take on pound cake or add to sugar and create a standout rim for gin gimlets. Toss with toasted peanuts or cashews. We also have whole Makrut Lime Leaves available for purchase.

Use Ground Makrut Lime Leaves judiciously at first. They will continue to add flavor once they’re mixed in, so they can easily overpower a dish.

Our Makrut Lime Leaves are grown in Thailand.

This product is certified kosher.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium4.7mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.3g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium0mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium31mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.4 out of 5
5 total ratings.

Jim M. (Verified buyer) 07/12/2020
Exotic Flavor Tried this for the first time with a salad with Lemon infused olive oil & a Key Lime Balsamic. Outstanding! Will be trying next with lamb & pork

Trang N. (Verified buyer) 05/10/2020
So good! This powder is very fine and flavorful. It goes great with surpring things, even turkey!

Mark K. (Verified buyer) 01/26/2020
Culinary Security 2 One of my all-time favorite dishes is Panang Curry, which, like so many marvelous southeast Asian dishes, is quite simple to prepare--provided you can track down various exotic ingrediants. Planning a two hour trip to my international farmers market is my one and only means of procuring Kaffir Lime leaves: an ingredient with no acceptable substitute and which adds a uniquely bright, citrus/lime-like flavor. Of course I can only buy a package with scores of leaves (for a modest price), but I have yet to find any means of preserving/storing them--effectively wasting the majority of every package (freezing produces an especially unpleasant product). While I know that ground Kaffir Lime leaves are a less-than-perfect solution to having fresh leaves on hand, the unquestionable freshness of your products makes the logistics of preparing southeastern Asian cuisine so much more pleasant and efficient. Thank you

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 05/21/2017
Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves

Vy Q. (Verified buyer) 11/19/2020
Aroma not there when cooking Aroma not there when cooking
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