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Lime zest

What is lime zest? About the ingredient lime zest. Including 166 recipes with lime zest, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Zest is often used to add flavor to different pastries and sweets, such as pies, e.g. lemon meringue pie, cakes, cookies, biscuits, puddings,confectionary, candy and chocolate. Even different dishes, marmalade, sauces, sorbets and salads can use zest.

lime zest and peel

Savoury dishes in which zest is an important ingredient include many rice dishes; also some notable meat dishes such as ossobuco alla milanese.

Zest is a key ingredient used to make a variety of sweet and sour condiments, including lemon pickle, lime chutney, and marmalade. Also in numerous lemon liqueurs and in liquorssuch as Licor de oro.

Zest is used in some ** cocktails *** not only for flavor and aroma but also for color as a garnish.* For use as a cocktail garnish, zest is often cut in a long spiral called a twist. Cocktails featuring a twist include Dry Martini and Horse's Neck. For maximum flavor and aroma, as in mulled wine, zest is simply cut from the fruit with a knife.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 0.3
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Lime zest is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Lime zest is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.

How much does lime zest weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:石灰热情
British (UK) term: Lime zest
en français:zeste de lime
en español:ralladura de limón

Recipes using lime zest

There are 158 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Alice's Key Lime Pie (Diabetic)
Asian Sesame Soba Noodles with Cucumber, Bok Choy, and Mixed Greens
Asian Style Grilled Scallops with Somen Noodle Salad and Cilantro Vinaigrette
Best Florida Key Lime Pie
Black Bean, Veggie and Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Black Bean-Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Coconut Cream Cake with Lemon and Lime Filling
Florida Key Lime Pie
Kabocha Squash Soup
Key Lime Cake (Lighter Version)
Key Lime Cake with Lime Cream Filling
Key Lime Cake with Lime Cream Filling

All 158 recipes


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