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Lime Zest


Taste Profile

Lemon zest has the taste of lemon with a strong citrusy scent.

Usage Tips

  1. Lime zest is used while cooking to enhance the flavour in many cakes, cookies, pastries, pies and other confectioneries.
  2. It can also be used to add a tangy flavour to cake icings.
  3. It can be stored for longer period of time by freezing them.

Common names and forms

  1. Aromatic lime zest


The zest of a lime is basically the outer green layer of peel, which contains fragrant and flavorful oils. Zest can be extracted from the lime by using a scraper which ensures that the white pith of the lime fruit is not peeled along with it as the white pith has an unpleasant bitter taste which can spoil the taste of the food. It has long been used in Thai curry and Sri Lankan cuisine.

Health benefits

  • Lemon zest is a good source of vitamin C, that boosts immunity.(1)
  • It also helps in reducing free radicals in the body.(1)
  • It is rich in polyphenols, that help in controlling body weight.(1)

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