Fingered citron, also known as the Buddha’s Hand, has been a staple of diets in China and Japan for centuries. The rind and white flesh are edible and often served candied, while the center-most part of the fruit is sour and usually goes uneaten #exotic #banana #places
The Buddha's Hand's long, yellow tentacles have a complex lemony aroma and flavor. The fruit has no juice or pulp and the pith is sweet rather than bitter. The rind can be used in any dish that calls for lemon zest (we especially like it in a citrus chiffon cake). Because it is not bitter, whole fingers can be thinly sliced and added to salads or other dishes. The citron can also be candied, preserved, and used to infuse liquors.