Fresh Thai Kaffir Lime Seeds Citrus Hystrix Seeds (Wild Lime), BN 5

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Fresh Thai Kaffir Lime Seeds Citrus Hystrix Seeds Organic Exotic Tropical Citrus Fruit Tree Seeds (Wild Lime), NonGMO, Heirloom Seeds, BN 5

Have you heard about the Kaffir lime? And What is Kaffir Lime? Kaffir lime is the common name of Citrus hystrix, a tropical fruit that is native to various parts of Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Aside from its culinary uses, due to its uniquely tart and pleasant flavor, kaffir lime is also highly respected in herbal medicine, due to its high content of beneficial organic compounds that can positively affect the body’s systems.

The oil, leaves, fruit, and rind of kaffir limes are all utilized for different purposes. You’ll often find kaffir limes being used in soups and sauces, such as Tom Yum soup, particularly the leaves, which are frequently utilized in Thai cooking.

The leaves and rind are so powerful, however, that they can often overwhelm the flavor of the dish.

If you've been to a Thai restaurant, then you've ingested the leaves without realizing it. You're probably wondering, is that good or bad?

Don't worry, Thai dishes are some of the healthiest food you can eat. Scientists are even researching the health benefits of the components of the popular Thai dish, tom yum soup.

Kaffir lime leaves are extensively used in Thai cuisine. The herbs are well-known in the Southeast Asian region for their amazing health benefits.

Let's take a look at some of the ways Kaffir lime leaves from a Kaffir tree can improve your health.

How to Plant a Lime Seed:

There are a couple of ways to grow a lime tree from seed and knowing how to plant a lime seed is important for success. You can plant the seed directly in a pot of soil or place it in a plastic bag. Before planting lime seeds, however, be sure to wash them and you may even want to allow them to dry for a couple of days, then plant them as soon as possible. Plant seeds about ¼ to ½ inch (0.5-1.25 cm.) deep in containers with well-draining soil.

Likewise, you can put seeds in a plastic baggie along with some moist soil. Regardless of the method you choose, keep the seeds moist (not soggy) and place them in a warm, sunny location. Germination usually occurs within a couple of weeks. Once seedlings have reached about 6 inches (15 cm.) tall, they can be gently lifted and placed in individual pots. Be sure to provide winter protection, as lime trees are very cold-sensitive.

Just imagine how convenient it would be to have your own source of Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves for your Thai Cooking.

Grow your own! It's easy! Kaffir lime seeds germinate in 12 to 15 days when kept warm and moist. Many gardeners cover the flowerpot with plastic wrap to help maintain the humidity level necessary to sprout this subtropical tree. Once the seedlings appear, the plastic is removed. Placing the flowerpot on a tray filled with pebbles and water helps keep the humidity high enough for the Kaffir lime tree to thrive.

The Kaffir lime requires bright light and warmth to thrive in the garden or sunroom. The Kaffir lime tree is often planted in the garden in mild Mediterranean climates. It requires well-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered location where you can protect it from frost. The soil must be kept moist at all times; never let the tree dry out. Indoor trees are fertilized monthly, while outdoor trees are generally fertilized in the spring. Most gardeners prune only to shape the tree, carefully avoiding the sharp thorns on the trunk and branches. A tree planted from seed may take up to 10 years to produce fruits.

For all your Thai curries, soups, salads and stir fries, Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves are an essential ingredient. The fresher the better.

The Kaffir Lime is indispensable in Thai cooking and cannot be substituted with other kinds of citrus. The valued parts are the leaves and the peel or zest of the limes. The juice is also aromatic but is not generally used in cooking since its perfumes quality can overpower light sour dishes. The dark green leaves come in double form – a more pointed top leaf joined to a more rounded bottom leaf. They impart not only a sweet, lemony scent but a wondrous flavor of their own to soups, salads, curries, and stir-fried dishes.

For watery simmered dishes, the leaves are bruised and added whole; for dry dishes, they are cut into very fine hair-like slivers. To sliver, stack a few leaves at a time and cut at a slanted angle with a sharp knife; or use scissors

Benefits of Limes:
Good source of antioxidants.
May boost immunity.
Could promote healthy skin.
May reduce heart disease risk.
May prevent kidney stones.
Increases iron absorption.
May lower your risk of certain cancers.

Limes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants both of which may offer health benefits.
Eating limes or drinking the juice may improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin.
Avoid limes if you are allergic to citrus fruit. Still, for most people, these citrus fruits are a healthy and versatile addition to a balanced diet.
so try incorporating limes into your recipes to reap their impressive health benefits.