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Noun
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zests, plural;
  1. Great enthusiasm and energy
    • - they campaigned with zest and intelligence
    • - she had a great zest for life
  2. A quality of excitement and piquancy
    • - I used to try to beat past records to add zest to my monotonous job
  3. The outer colored part of the peel of citrus fruit, used as flavoring


  1. add herbs or spices to
  2. gusto: vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  3. nip: a tart spicy quality
  4. Zest is a brand name, or trademark, which Procter & Gamble introduced in 1958 with the slogan "For the first time in your life, feel really clean." Early commercials stated that Zest is not a soap, because it does not leave the sticky film that soap does. ...
  5. Zest, also known as citrus peel, is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor ("zest") to foods.
  6. In Positive Psychology, zest is one of the 24 strengths possessed by humanity. As a component of the virtue of Courage, zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement and energy. Approaching life as an adventure; such that one has “motivation in challenging situations or tasks”.
  7. Enthusiasm; The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish; To scrape the zest from a fruit; To make more zesty
  8. Zest refers to the colored portion of the citrus peel. The white portion is known as the pith and is quite bitter. The zest can be candied or crystallized; used in marmalades, jams and jellies or chopped finely for use in cakes, curds and other baked desserts.
  9. To remove the outer part of citrus fruits with a small grater.
  10. The thin, brightly colored outer part of the rind of citrus fruits. The oils make it ideal for use as a flavoring.
  11. The thin, brightly colored outer skin of a citrus fruit (not the white part). A citrus zester or paring knife may be used to remove the thin layer, usually in small shreds. Zest adds a nice citrus flavor to dishes and baked goods.
  12. To grate the outer, colored portion of the skin of a citrus fruit, avoiding the white pith. The thin parings that result are also called the zest.
  13. The outer rind of citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.) that contains the fruit's flavor and perfume.  This outer rind, of varying thickness and graininess, can have either a bumpy or smooth glossy texture.   Cold fruit with a thick, bumpy texture yield the most zest. ...
  14. The flavorful colored skin of the citrus fruits, minus the white underlying pith, which is bitter. It may be grated or peeled and then minced or julienne. Just make sure it is from Organic fruit.
  15. The colored outer peel of citrus fruit, which is used to add flavor. The zest is often referred to as grated peel in recipes.
  16. The zest of citrus would be the outside, colored layer of the peel that contains aromatic oils. The peel can be grated (or “zested”) and added to food to provide additional flavor. A zester is a tool with small holes on one end. By passing the zester across the peel, fine pieces are left behind.
  17. The colorful outermost rind of a citrus fruit, containing a high concentration of the essential oils and flavor compounds that flavor the fruit itself.
  18. To remove the colored part only from the rind of a citrus fruit. Use a special tool to pull off strands. Or use a potato peeler being careful not to remove any of the white pith. Cut the peels into thin strips or chop fine.
  19. Also called peel. The coloured part on the skin of a citrus fruit. The zest contains highly-flavoured, aromatic oils which can be used to flavor almost any dish.
  20. to thinly peel or finely grate the skin of a citrus.
  21. The outer portion of an orange or lemon rich in fruit oils and often used as a seasoning or flavoring. Use a zester, fruit peeler or grater, don't use the white layer it will be really bitter.
  22. the outer skin of citrus fruits. Used to add flavour or as a garnish. Be careful to avoid the fleshy white pith as it is quite bitter. To zest is to peel off this outer skin and grate it into small pieces
  23. the outer edge of a citrus fruit peel, (i.e. orange zest, lemon zest) also a descriptor for food with a kick. “That tempeh breakfast sausage is very zesty!”
  24. The colored skin of citrus fruit - not including the white layer.
  25. one of the nine Icarii Star Gods, Zest is the Goddess of Earth.