Granulated Lime Peel
Our Granulated Lime Peel is an exceptional and convenient way to add the citrus aroma and vibrancy of lime to any recipe.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Our Granulated Lime Peel is the grated, dried zest of the lime, perfect for storing and easy use in the kitchen. The zest of limes and other citrus fruit is often added to accentuate other flavors of food and beverages, as the fruits' peels contain a high concentration of essential oils. The acidic and floral essence of citrus fruits such as limes contrasts with and amplifies rich or spicy ingredients.
Limes are believed to have originated in India or Malaysia before being produced on a wider scale. Their presence took on a new popularity in the 19th century when they were introduced as a helpful preventative for scurvy, due to their high vitamin C content, suddenly popping up everywhere in the cocktails of British soldiers. In fact, most of the nutritional content in a lime is contained in the peel, rather than its juice or pulp, including high levels of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A, B vitamins, minerals such as calcium, selenium, manganese and zinc.
Culinary use of limes is especially popular in Latin American and Asian cuisines, where the fruit's sourness is used to balance out sweet, salty, savory or spicy flavors. While lime is often used as a background flavor, there are certain dishes, such as ceviches, marinated salads and soups, in which lime is a key ingredient and chief flavoring component. Lime Peel is often used to flavor baked goods, given the high concentration of flavor and aroma, due to the presence of essential oils in the peel. This property allows Lime Peel to infuse a recipe with lime flavor, without adding unnecessary moisture. Often Lime Peel and other citrus zest is used to infuse salts and sugars, for a subtle and unusual way to add flavor to recipes.
Granulated Lime Peel easily infuses chicken burgers with fresh lime flavor. Convenient and ready to use Granulated Lime Peel gets a boost from Minced Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ground Cumin and fresh cilantro.