Produce Name: Makrut (Fruit & Leaves)
Availability: All Round the Year
Kaffir lime / Makrut is a small, round, gnarled variety of lime indigenous to Southeast Asia-known as Limau Perut in Malaysia and Makrut in Thailand. A kaffir lime leaf looks as if two glossy, dark green leaves were joined together end to end. The leaves and rind are used in curry pastes and other dishes as a source of intense, citrusy aroma and flavor.
Like all citrus fruits, it is rich in vitamin C. Its juice is widely used in cooking.
Medicinal / Therapeutic Use
It has antiseptic and tonic properties, relieves rheumatism and is an excellent remineralizing agent.