Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kaffir Lime ( Citrus hystrix)

Fruit Warehouse | Kaffir Lime ( Citrus hystrix) | Citrus × hystrix is a Thorny bush with aromatic and distinctively shaped "double" leaves. The kaffir lime is a rough, bumpy green fruit. The green lime fruit is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size (approx. 4 cm wide). The kaffir lime (Citrus × hystrix, Rutaceae) is also known as combava, Kieffer lime, kaffir lime, lime or lime makrut, Kabuyao (Cabuyao). It is used in Southeast Asian cuisine.

The Rind of the kaffir lime is commonly used in Lao and Thai curry paste, adding an aromatic, astringent flavor. The leaves are used in Indonesian cuisine (ESPECIALLY Balinese and Javanese cuisine cuisine), for foods Such as vegetable acids, and are used along with Indonesian bay leaf for chicken and fish.

The juice and rinds are used in traditional Indonesian medicine; for this reason the fruit is Referred to in Indonesia as oranges drugs ("medicine citrus"). Citrus x hystrix is grown worldwide in Suitable climates as a garden shrub for home fruit production.

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