I work at a spice shop where creepy-cool Buddha's hands were part of a recent Halloween display. Now that the holiday has passed, I've taken one home to play with in the kitchen. Have you ever encountered this wonderfully bizarre fruit?
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
Buddha's Hand citron, AKA bushukan (Japanese) or fingered citron, produces deep lemon yellow fruits that vary in shape and size. The fruit splits at the opposite end of the tree's stem forming segments that have a wild finger-like appearance, hence its given name. Its flesh is void of juice, pulp and seeds, rendering it inedible. The culinary virtues lie within its oily rind which is powerfully fragrant and aromatic and utilized for its zesting properties.