Fruits & Vegetables Week: Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, the Budha's hand

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 10, 2011, 1:47:59 AM1/10/11
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Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, the Budha's hand, finger citron, flesh-finger citron.  is a fragrant citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger-like sections

The fruit has a thick peel and only a small amount of acidic flesh (if any) and is juiceless and sometimes seedless. It is very fragrant and is used predominantly by the Chinese and Japanese for perfuming rooms and personal items, such as clothing. The peel of the fruit can be candied into succade. In Western cooking, it is often used for its zest. The inner white pith is not bitter as is usually the case with citrus, so the fingers may be cut off and then longitudinally sliced, peel, pith, and all, and used in salads or scattered over cooked foods such as fish.



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tanay bose

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Jan 10, 2011, 9:55:07 AM1/10/11
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Ohh my god !! I have never seen a lime like this
tanay
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Ritesh Choudhary

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Jan 10, 2011, 8:22:07 PM1/10/11
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Ohh..Its very unusual! I too have never seen this. Thanks a lot sir
for sharing this.

Regards,
Ritesh.

nabha meghani

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Jan 11, 2011, 7:07:30 AM1/11/11
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yes, very interesting! Never seen here in Germany.
Regards
Nalini

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 11, 2011, 7:10:47 AM1/11/11
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Yes interesting to look at. I found few specimens in weekly farmers bazaar in Sunnyvale, California

There is plenty of information on the net




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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Rashida Atthar

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Jan 11, 2011, 9:51:02 AM1/11/11
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Very Unusual plant Sir, thankyou for sharing the same.
 
regards,
Rashida.

Yazdy Palia

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Jan 13, 2011, 12:59:47 PM1/13/11
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Thank you for sharing this Dr. Gurcharan Singh Ji. Am coming across
this for the first time.
Regards
Yazdy.
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