Fondly known as “citrus caviar”, Australian native finger limes have beady, glassy pulp similar to fish roe. However, coming from the Rutaceae (citrus fruit) family, the tiny balls of flesh burst with a sour and tart tang.
Finger limes originate from, and thrive in, Australia’s east coast rainforests - Barunggam, Wakka Wakka, Bundjalung and Gumbainggir lands.
Indigenous people have not only cooked with native finger limes for thousands of years, but have drawn on their generous antioxidants - being high in folate, potassium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C - making them great in meals, but good bush medicine too.
Warndu sources our Finger Lime from Northern NSW. Our Finger Lime powder is an incredible antioxidant, freeze dried at the source for a fresh and easy to use product.
Perfect for baking and cooking but best used uncooked to maintain its superfood benefits. Finger Limes contain Vitamin E, C and K as well as folate and potassium. Best in a smoothie, juice or sprinkled on cereals and yoghurt.
◎ Common Name: Fingerlime or Finger lime, citrus caviar
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Citrus australasica
◎ Comparison: Lime
◎ Seasonality: All year dried, All year frozen
◎ Region: Rainforest
This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai: