Can you eat kaffir lime skin?

Can you eat kaffir lime skin?

The most widespread use of kaffir lime is in the protection of oral health. However, it is not the fruit itself that should be eaten for this, but rather the rind and the leaves. The leaves can be directly rubbed onto the gums to promote good oral health and eliminate harmful bacteria that can build up in the mouth.

What is kaffir lime used for?

Called makrut in Thailand, the fruits and leaves of the kaffir lime are used in Southeast Asian cooking. Both leaves and fruit rind emit an intense citrusy aroma. The fruit juice is sour just like the juice of lime from the northern hemisphere. Kaffir lime leaves are often used to flavor soups and stews.

Can you use kaffir lime zest?

Citrus hystrix leaves are familiar to us. Kaffir lime leaves and fruit are indispensable in Thai kitchens and widely used in Laotian, Cambodian, Indian, Burmese, Malaysian and Indonesian cooking. Zest is used in creole cuisine, including the rhum arrange (infused rum) of Martinique, Reunion Island and Madagascar.

What to do with the Peel of kaffir lime?

The peel of the kaffir lime as well as the zest go towards making up aromatic Thai curry paste. However there are also other ways to enjoy this citrus. For example, you can use it in marinades or sauce. You can also use it to flavour basmati rice.

How to test the phenolic content of kaffir lime peel?

Total Phenolic Content (TPC) test was carried out to determine the amount of phenolics in the extract of kaffir lime peels. GO and kaffir lime peel extract was mixed with the GO/extract ratio (v/v) 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4 under vigorous stirring (600 rpm) for 8 h.

Where do the Kaffir lime leaves come from?

First of all, kaffir lime leaves come from the kaffir lime plant. Kaffir lime is an exotic citrus, native to South Eastern Asia. It is also called makrut lime, jeruk purut (in Indonesian) or Mauritius papeda. However, if you are reading this in South Africa, then you might know it as Thai lime or K-leaves.

What’s the difference between lemon grass and kaffir lime?

From a stereochemical point of view, it is remarkable that kaffir/makrut lime leaves contain only the ( S) stereoisomer of citronellal, whereas its enantiomer, (+)- ( R )-citronellal, is found in both lemon balm and (to a lesser degree) lemon grass, (however, citronellal is only a trace component in the latter’s essential oil).