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Lemon zest brings a big burst of tart citrus to your cooking projects. Try keeping our dehydrated, coarse ground lemon zest on hand to save time and effort in the kitchen.
Zest is the colorful outer peel of citrus fruits, such as lemon, orange, citron and lime. Zest is called for in recipes to add flavor ["zest"] to foods and beverages.
Zest is obtained by grating bits of citrus peel from the outside of the fruit: longer decorative bits [a "twist"] for garnishes in drinks like martinis, finer grated bits for desserts and savory rice dishes. Zest is a critical ingredient in a number of condiment, jam and pickle recipes.
Our lemon zest is dehydrated and coarsely ground. Still replete with citrus oils, this lemon zest is stronger than fresh peel - use perhaps one-third the called-for amount in your recipes.
Coarse ground lemon zest is delicious in desserts, mulled drinks, and in meat or fish stews. A little Lemon Zest mixed in with cheese sauces lightens the dish. Add a bit of zest to ground black pepper to make your own lemon pepper seasoning. Lemon zest is a simple enhancement to any fish dish!