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La mano de Buda: Un cítrico exótico y versátil.

Buddha's hand: An exotic and versatile citrus fruit.

On this occasion, we will enter the fascinating world of Buda, one of the new citrus fruits, along with Guille's Pearls that we have planted in our new orchard. It is an exotic citrus fruit that awakens the senses and enchants food lovers. Discover with us the culinary applications of this wonderful fruit and how it can elevate your dishes to a whole new level.

The Buddha hand and its origin.

Buddha's hand, also known as Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, is a citrus fruit native to East Asia, especially China and India. Its unique appearance, which resembles an open hand with several twisted "fingers", has made this fruit a jewel of nature and a source of inspiration for chefs and food lovers.

Culinary applications of the Buddha's hand.
  • Aroma and essence: One of the most outstanding characteristics of Buda hand is its intense and distinctive aroma. Unlike other citrus fruits, its pulp is not juicy or edible, but its peel contains aromatic essential oils that can be used in the preparation of liqueurs, sauces and dressings, adding citrus and exotic notes to your culinary creations.
  • Zest and garnish: The zest is an inexhaustible source of zest. Its thick, twisted strands are ideal for garnishing desserts, salads and main dishes. In addition, its intense citrus flavor can enhance the profile of any dish.
  • Jams and preserves: Despite their tasteless pulp, Buddha hand peels can be used to prepare delicious jams and preserves. The combination of its sweetness with the citrus touch is perfect for spreading on toast, accompanying cheeses or as an accompaniment to meats and poultry.
  • Infusions and beverages: The aromatic oils of Buddha's hand are ideal for infusing hot and cold beverages. Add a few strips of the peel to a tea or cocktail for a refreshing and stimulating experience.
  • Desserts and pastries: Buddha's hand is an amazing addition to baking. From ice cream and sorbets to cakes and cookies, the aroma and flavor of this fruit will transform your desserts into something unforgettable.

Buddha hand is a unique fruit that deserves a prominent place in your kitchen. Its aroma, culinary versatility and unusual appearance make it a prized ingredient for those looking to expand their culinary horizons. Ready to dive into the world of the Buddha hand?

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