Friday, January 27, 2012

Finger Limes

I've been hearing about these for the past couple years and now that they are in season I went to find some.

Finger limes are often call the caviar of the fruit world. These little fruits are like confetti. They come from Australian and are available in a variety of colors, which have different flavors. Our exotic fruit man got us the pink variety, which have a tart peppery citrus flavor and are slightly sticky.
If you live in Munich you can get them at the exotic fruits stall at Viktualienmarkt, but you'll have to order them in advance. He told me they are available until March and they cost about 1.50€ each.

[Here are some finger lime recipes.]

I also asked if miracle fruit was available to order, but sadly it's not. It's a tiny red berry from Africa that gives everything naturally sweet an enhanced flavor. Lemons taste like lemonade and strawberries are ultra sweet.
We were able to try miracle fruit while we were in Tokyo a couple years ago and it's a lot of fun to have an altered sense of taste. Unfortunately sugar lobbyists aren't so eager to promote its use, but if you ever find them give them a try!

[Apologies, because I still need to write about our trip to Japan!]

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