The size of your little finger, but packing a HUGE nutritional punch, the Finger Lime is an unusual fruit that’ll add a zesty vibrancy to any dish. Our guilty pleasure is to muddle the finger lime’s caviar-like pearls in a glass, then top with vodka, ice and sparkling water for an uber-refreshing cocktail.
Their popularity with chefs has increased globally in recent years, and the caviar-like pearls are often used as a natural flavour enhancer or garnish, for both savoury and sweet dishes.
With its refreshing citrus flavour, fresh finger lime fruit and freeze-dried powder is ideal for use in dressings, aioli, savoury and sweet sauces, marmalades and jams.
The lime complements seafood dishes and works particularly well with freshly shucked oysters and as a substitute for lemongrass in many Asian dishes. It pairs well with watermelon, honeydew and rockmelon, mango, persimmon, avocado, leafy greens, chilli, ginger, rice and poultry, and complements most mild cheeses.
Freeze-dried finger lime powder is an ideal ingredient for use in cheesecakes, ice cream, sorbet, biscuits, sponge cake, muffins, sweet flavoured breads, and to add a refreshing taste to dukkah.
It adds a refreshing, aromatic twist to cocktails and spirits such as mojitos, margaritas, martinis – – almost anything using gin or vodka. The lime also adds a refreshing twist to soda, tonic and mineral waters, cordials and lemonade.
- Bursting with zesty flavour, finger limes are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and Vitamin E.
- Each finger lime contains three times the Vitamin C found in a mandarin.
- The level of Vitamin E is exceptionally high in the pink finger lime. Vitamin E is one of the most important antioxidants in human cell protection and disease prevention.
- They are also high in dietary fibre and a good source of protein.