Endemic to south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales, the finger lime tree has fruit in a range of vibrant colours, from green through to red. While the flavour can be compared to a lime, the fruit has tiny ‘caviar pearls’ of flesh prized by chefs worldwide. It is used in a variety of ways, from topping ceviche and oysters, to salads and cocktails. Our personal favourite is finger lime over kangaroo carpaccio. Freeze-dried at the source for a fresh and easy to use product.
The product comes in two types:
Powdered: Perfect for baking and cooking but best used uncooked to maintain its benefits. Best in a smoothie, juice or sprinkled on cereals and yoghurt.
The powder comes in a resealable 50g bag or 1 kg bag
How to substitute appx 1/2 teaspoon of powder is equivalent to one finger lime.
Chips: Perfect as Garnish for cocktails adding to cooking and are an essential ingredient for bush food brittle. Anywhere you would use preserved lemons and of course your favourite Applewood Gin and Tonic.
The chips comes in a resealable 50g bag or 1 kg bag - please note the chips will have some crushing during transport. The powder is still great over cocktails.
Learn more about Finger Lime or how to use this product as a substitute for fresh Australian Native's.
◎ 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:
Try this great flavour in our Finger Lime & Native Mint Tea also.
Finger lime chips are also an excellent addition as a drink garnish in mineral water, soda water or with the hard stuff and tonic.
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