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Hooray for Zest

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Zest is the colored outer skin of citrus, and it's packed with flavor. You can remove the zest by using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler and scraping strips off a lemon, lime, or orange. You can also use a cheese grater to scrape off fine pieces of zest. There's even a kitchen gadget called a zester that's made especially for this purpose!

Zest is great for:

  • Livening up cold or hot beverages
  • Intensifying flavors in cooked and baked dishes
  • Garnishing with color and fresh flavor


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