What is makrut lime? What does makrut lime look like? How to grow makrut lime What does makrut lime smell and taste like? Culinary uses Health benefits Why is the name kaffir lime no longer used? Is makrut lime the same as bergamot? Where can I buy makrut lime?
At a glance
|Botanical name||Citrus hystrix DC
|Common names||Makrut lime, Kaffir lime, Leech lime, Thai lime, Mauritius papeda, Mauritius bitter orange, Kieffer lime, Limau purut, Combavas, Wild lime, Kabuyaw, La chanh|
|Mature height||3 – 4 metres|
|Native to||India, South East Asia, Southern China, Malaysia and Thailand|
More commonly known as kaffir lime, makrut lime (Citrus hystrix) is a citrus tree native to tropical Southeast Asia. Makrut lime leaves are a key ingredient in Thai cooking, imparting an aromatic citrus flavour.