Kaffir lime leaves or (Bai Makrut in Thai) are extensively used in Southeast Asian cuisine especially Thai cuisine. Over the past few years the popularity and demand for Kaffir Lime leaves has grown considerably. Its raining nowadays and the Kaffir Lime bush aroma is so refreshing that you cannot but stop and breathe deeply. I am compelled to write another post on it.
It was on the recommendation of Malaka Spice a well known Southeast Asian restaurant in Pune that we started growing this plant in Jugnoo Farms. The leaves of the Kaffir lime tree are dark green in color with a glossy sheen. Kaffir lime leaves grow in doubles. The best part is that the plant is remains pest free through the year.
Incomparable flavor of Kaffir Lime leaves
Its fragrant leaves, zest, and juice are used in Thai, Cambodian, and Indonesian cuisine to give incomparable flavor to certain dishes. Our plants have grown like large bushes and are now about 6 years old. But have never borne fruits. The leaves are the richest parts of the plant as such we don’t miss the fruits. Just a few leaves are enough to flavor a pot full of soup.
Kaffir lime leaves for dental health
The leaves can be rubbed on to gums and teeth for total dental health. The essential oil in the leaves is extracted and used for various purposes. Also a digestive aid with many known health benefits.
Kaffir Lime Plant and well being
The aroma of the leaves is rejuvenating; add a few drops of oil or a few crushed leaves to your bath and you will feel your negative thoughts ease away. A feeling of well-being is guaranteed.