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Mar 30, 2011 02:20 PM

Kaffir lime leaves

I live in Oklahoma City. We have 3-4 large Asian markets which generally have fresh lime leaves but in the last 3-4 months always seem to be out. I was told at one store the distributor stopped carrying them, in another I am always told they will be coming in on the next shipment of produce. I recall several years ago there was a stoppage of lime leaves due possible importation of some citrus disease or pest. I assume that now most of these leaves are grown domestically since you can buy Kaffir lime trees online. Could this shortage correlate with the huge increase in Persian lime prices which I assume is due some crop failure?

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