|I was offered this intriguing fruit at a cookery class that I facilitated last weekend in Canberra.
It’s known as Buddha’s Hand Citron, or fingered cirtron [Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis] and is also known as in Japan as bushukan.
The origin of the Buddha’s hand plant can be traced back to Northeastern India and China.
I am thinking of making candied citron out of it, since it is purely peel without any fruit or juice inside, but not at all bitter.
I’ll keep you posted on the outcome.
Posted by Kurma on 24/8/11; 9:26:03 AM