Our coarse ground orange zest is summer sunshine in a jar, as flavorful as freshly grated orange rind, and a convenient shortcut for cooking, baking, and drink preparation.
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, bringing just the right amount of tartness to balance the other ingredients.