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Buddha's Hand and 5 Great Ways to Use It

Fingered citron. Zest for tea, etc. Chinese New Year [Rooster]. Buddhas hand 1.jpg

Fingered citron. Zest for tea, etc. Chinese New Year [Rooster]. Buddhas hand 1.jpg

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

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.

Seasonal Spotlight: Buddha's Hand

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.

"Buddhacello": liqueur made from Buddha's Hand Citron; & Candied Buddha's Hand and Buddha's Hand simple syrup.

"Buddhacello": liqueur made from Buddha's Hand Citron; & Candied Buddha's Hand and Buddha's Hand simple syrup.

Enjoy Buddha’s Hand as a seasonal ornamental fruit or in any recipe that calls for lemon zest such as biscotti, fruit compotes, casseroles, and soufflés.

Enjoy Buddha’s Hand as a seasonal ornamental fruit or in any recipe that calls for lemon zest such as biscotti, fruit compotes, casseroles, and soufflés.

Buddha's Hand | 20 Awesome Fruits You've Never Even Heard Of

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