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Buddha’s hands

Buddha’s hand, Buddha’s hand citron, or fingered citron (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) is a fragrant citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger–like sections. For more detailed reference points http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha's_hand

This intriguing fruit has a strong citrus aroma, but none of the extremely bitter taste normally associated with the pith of citrus varieties. Whilst it is now widely cultivated throughout Thailand it is thought to have originated in India or China.
It is important to remember that this fruit is purchased un–waxed which is fantastic for cooking but greatly lessens the shelf life of the fruit.

when purchasing look for firm fruit without limp or shrivelled fingers and, whilst they might be beautiful to look at and emit a wonderful perfume the best way to keep them is to store in a freeze bag in the fridge.

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