New to Western culture, these leaves have a long history in Pacific-Rim cuisine. About 2” to 3” long, the leaves look like two separate leaves connected in the middle. Used whole or shredded, the flavor of this lime leaf is indispensable to those who are familiar with its unique flavor. When used in combination with fresh lemon grass, there is a burst of flavor that is hard, if not impossible to duplicate. Fresh grapefruit or lemon leaves are a suitable replacement. Store leaves between 45-50 degrees F, wrapped tightly in a paper bag. Unused leaves may be placed in a sealed plastic bag and frozen for months.