A taste of the Far East closer to home: Sainsbury’s first to launch UK grown fresh lime leaves

Kaffir lime leaves

Sainsbury’s is the first retailer to sell fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves, available now in selected stores. The leaves, which are grown on British lime trees are traditionally used in Thai and Indonesian dishes and for garnishing or muddling in drinks. Perfect for foodies who love cooking with fresh ingredients, the leaves add a zesty edge to curries, soups and cocktails alike.

Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves cannot be brought into the EU and are not widely grown in the UK, meaning they are often difficult to find. Available for the first time from a UK retailer, the leaves are grown exclusively for Sainsbury's in Colchester, in a small nursery.

Kate Fox at Sainsbury's says: "Our customers are always keen to try new cuisines and we love being able to offer exciting new ingredients to keep up with our aspiring cooks. It's great to be the first retailer to offer fresh lime leaves, making Asian dishes, cooked from scratch, taste even better."

Kaffir Lime Leaves are available in selected Sainsbury's stores now, priced at £1.49 for a pack of four double lime leaves.

Notes to editors

  • Sainsbury's Kaffir Lime Leaves are available now in around 20 stores, priced at £1.49 for a pack of four double lime leaves.
  • Sainsbury's is committed to offering British products at their best, when in season and when the quality meets our customers' expectations.
  • Sainsbury's is the No 1 retailer for British grown Pears, Asparagus, Jersey Royals, Tomatoes, Rhubarb and Stone Fruit.



About the article

  • Posted on: 01 February 2012
  • Type of article: Press release