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Zest

Definition: Zest

The outer colored part of peel on a citrus fruit. Such as "lemon zest" or "orange zest." It contains a lot of aromatic oils and flavor that help enhance many dishes.

You can harvest the zest by running a citrus zester (fine grater, vegetable peeler or paring knife) across the fruit. Be sure to only get the first layer of freshly washed fruit. If you can see the white part, you've zested too far.

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Allytta Allytta 8 years
there's no zest for the meaning you have told in dictionary. it's called lemon or orange dried peel. zest is a spice.
GirlC GirlC 8 years
Thanks I bought a zester.
Food Food 8 years
that tool's called a citrus zester and they cost between 3 -30 bucks depending on what you get. However, you can always use a grater (that's what I use), like this microplane one. You can also get zest by using a vegetable peeler. hope that helps!
GirlC GirlC 8 years
Can this tool be bought anywhere?
katie225 katie225 9 years
woo! now i know! :)
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