Kaffir Lime Oil

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Kaffir Lime Oil

(Citrus Hystrix L.),Origin : India

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  • Botanical name: Citrus Hystrix L.
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Crop Season: All Year
  • Plant/part used: Leaves
  • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
  • TSCA CAS: 91771-50-5
  • EINECS CAS: 294-942-1
  • Appearance: Clear to light yellow liquid
  • Organoleptic Properties: Citrus, sharp ,strong
  • Density: 0.850 - 0.870
  • Refractive index: 1.440 - 1.460
  • Optical rotation: -5° to -15°
  • Chemical constituents: Citronellal 70% (min 60%) Citronellol 10% Nerol & Limonene 10%

Kaffir Lime is a citrus fruit very similar to traditional lime but it is small in size and has a unique, rough, bumpy green skin. Unlike a regular lime tree, its leaf actually resembles two connected leaves. The leaves have a very strong, characteristic fragrance that cannot easily be substituted by other spices or even from oils extracted from other plants in the same family.

Indonesian kaffir lime is primarilly produced from the East Java region, however it is known to grow in other tropical climates like that of Madagascar and Thailand.

To grow kaffir lime seedlings are planted in warm, temperate spaces. Leaves should be clipped often to ensure proper growth and on reaching maturity, the leaves are plucked and sent for distillation. The fresh green leaves of the kaffir lime tree are then steam distilled to obtain oil. The export quantities lie in the range of 2 to 3 Metric Tons, and tend to remain stable with little or no fluctuation in quantities or prices.

Each part of the kaffir lime offers something different, whether it be the leaves, fruit, oil or rind. The leaves are often found in many Thai dishes in particular in soups and sauces like Tom Yum soup.

The strong flavour is caused by high concentrations of citronellol, limonene and nerol. Not only are these beneficial to the flavours but are the reason why kaffir lime has so many health benefits associated with it. In a nutshell you can summarise kaffir lime as providing benefits to help detoxify blood, promote good oral health, stimulate digestive system, reduce appearance of scars and wrinkles, good insect repellent, strengthen immune system and good male hair & scalp scare (as it reduces the process of balding and prevents dandruff).

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