edible plant - Knowledgebase Question

virginia beach, VA
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Question by tfrendak
April 13, 2006

I just purchased one of your DWARF BEARSS SEEDLESS LIME TREE. I know it is an edible fruit tree and that the limes when they grow I can eat but are the leaves on the tree edible? I know that they smell great and I was wondering if they were edible, so that I could put them in cocktails?!

Thank you very much,


Answer from NGA
April 13, 2006
There are some types of citrus with foliage that is used in cooking (such as Citrus hysrix- Mauritius Papeda) however I am not able to find any reference that includes this one as one of those. So, I would not recommend using them in cooking or cocktails. If you need a sprig of leaves to decorate the glass, you might try mint instead. It should complement the citrus nicely and is widely available in grocery stores; it's also easy to grow. I hope this helps.

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