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HOJA DE LIMA

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Las hojas de lima son las hojas del árbol de lima (Citrus aurantifolia), una planta perenne originaria de Asia que se cultiva por sus frutos cítricos y su aroma a limón. Las hojas de lima son comestibles y tienen un sabor ácido y refrescante que se usa para darle un toque especial a las comidas. Las hojas de lima se pueden usar en la cocina de muchas formas, como en tortas, aguas, salsas o infusiones. Las hojas de lima son una fuente de vitamina C y tienen propiedades antioxidantes, antisépticas, desintoxicantes y expectorantes

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Kaffir lime leaf is an aromatic and flavorful ingredient used in many Southeast Asian cuisines, especially in Thai and Vietnamese cooking.

Kaffir Lime Leaf: Botany and Agriculture

Kaffir lime leaf, also known as Kaffir lime leaf, is a leaf from the Citrus hystrix plant, which is a perennial tree or shrub native to tropical Asia. The kaffir lime leaf is dark green, slightly curved, and has a rough texture. The plant requires a warm and humid climate and is cultivated in tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

History of Kaffir Lime Leaf

It has been used for centuries in Southeast Asian cooking, and it is an essential ingredient in many Thai and Vietnamese dishes. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat digestive and respiratory problems.

Nutrients and Properties of Kaffir Lime Leaf

Kaffir lime leaf is rich in antioxidant compounds and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is believed to have anticancer properties and may help lower blood cholesterol levels.

Gastronomy

Kaffir lime leaf has a distinctive and fragrant flavor described as a mix between lemon and lime. It is typically used in curry dishes, soups, salads, and meat and fish dishes. It is also used in making drinks, such as herbal tea and cocktails.

A Recipe with Kaffir Lime Leaves

Tom Yum Soup with Kaffir Lime Leaves

Ingredients:

4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

1 stalk of lemongrass, sliced

3 fresh kaffir lime leaves

2 red chilies, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon grated ginger

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 cup of mushrooms, quartered

1 tomato, cubed

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: In a large pot, heat the chicken or vegetable broth over medium-high heat. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chilies, ginger, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the ingredients are fragrant. Add the mushrooms and tomato to the pot and cook for a few minutes until tender. Add the fish sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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