Kaffir Lime is citrus fruit very similiar to lime, but it is small sized and has a uniquely rough, bumpy green exterior
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 primarily procured from the East Java Region. However, the plant grows in several other tropical location such Madagaskar, Thailand and a few other Southeast Asian Countries
In comparison to some of the other Indonesian essential oils like Patchouli Oil, Clove Oil and Nutmeg Oil; Kaffir Lime Oil is only dealt with, and exported in small quantities. 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.
The main compound responsible for the characteristic aroma of Kaffir Lime Leaves is citronellal
We get all our Kaffir Lime Oil from local Indonesian farmers and accumulators who harvest and process the crop through steam distillation to produce a crude form of Kaffir Lime Oil.
KAFFIR LIME OIL DISTILLATION IN 3 STEPS