Friday, July 21, 2017
How peculiar looking is this citrus fruit? The label at Fresh Market said, "Buddha's Hand."
They had a lovely aroma, despite their rather creepy appearance. Buddha's Hand fruit can be used to impart a flavor to sugar and is used in mixed alcoholic drinks.
You can take part of a Buddha's Hand and add it to vodka, infusing it with a lemony flavor.
According to the Smithsonian, five varieties of Buddha's Hand are cultivated by farmers in China.
Buddha's Hand is definitely the most unusual kind of produce that I've ever seen.
To learn more:
Kitchn.com Buddha's Hand
Smithsonian - Buddha's Hand