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Video: Lime Zest
Calories, kcal: 16 Proteins, g: 0.9 Fats, g: 0.1 Carbohydrates, g: 3.0
Lime is a wonderful representative of the Citrus family, with its small size it contains a lot of juicy pulp and has no seeds at all. Lime peel is thin, white subcutaneous layer of insignificant thickness, so it makes sense to remove the lime zest either with a sharp knife or with a special grater for citrus, which is very sharp and immediately crushes the zest, which is convenient for further use.
Caloric content of lime zest
The calorie content of lime zest is 16 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Lime zest composition
The chemical composition of lime zest includes: beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, H and PP, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and manganese, iron, phosphorus and sodium.
Benefits of lime zest
The aromatic lime zest contains a large amount of essential oils and fruit acids, which have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract (calorifier). Lime peel is an excellent antibacterial and antiseptic agent, phytoncides, contained in large quantities in lime peel, help fight seasonal colds.
Contraindications and harm of lime zest
Lime zest should be limited to use if the stomach is acidic. Lime peel can also cause allergic reactions and negatively affect tooth enamel, which is typical for almost all citrus plants.
Lime zest in cooking
Lime peel is used as a natural flavoring agent and flavor enhancer in many dishes and drinks, most often it is used in baked goods, it spices up biscuits and muffins, buns and cookies. An excellent combination is provided by lime zest with cream, the fish with this sauce acquires an unusually fresh taste. Lime zest is friends with dishes from meat, poultry and, especially, seafood.
A separate place is occupied by the use of lime zest for making drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. In combination with mint and cinnamon, lime zest gives sophisticated notes to the taste and aroma of drinks.