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Buddha's Hand

December 06, 2013  •  2 Comments

We found some very interesting organics on a recent trip to the market.

I also continued a cauliflower theme which I quite like. Lastly I added another interesting organic, the Romanesco (Broccoflower).

We rely Wikipedia for information.

Broccoflower

Broccoflower refers to either of two edible plants of the species Brassica oleracea with light green heads. The edible portion is the immature flower head of the plant. Wikipedia

I also found nice information on Wikipedia pertaining to "fingered citron" otherwise known as Buddah's Hand.  

So all credit here goes to Wikipedia.

"Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis[2] is a shrub or small tree with long, irregular branches covered in thorns. Its large, oblong leaves are pale green and grow about four to six inches. Its white flowers are tinted purplish from the outside and grow in fragrant clusters.[3]

The Buddha's hand fruit has a thick peel and only a small amount of acidic flesh (if any) and is juiceless and sometimes seedless.

Uses[edit]

Buddha's hand fruit is very fragrant and is used predominantly in China and Japan for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing.

The fruit may be given as a religious offering in Buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer."

Please read further at the Wikipedia site.

Buddha's Hand (fingered citron)

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Cauliflower with Blade

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Romanesco (Broccoflower)


Comments

roland theys(non-registered)
You really made ​​the remarkable achievement, well you!
Rory Earnshaw(non-registered)
These are remarkable. The Romanesco and Buddha fruit, like underwater creatures, and the cauliflower like an A bomb, just wonderful..
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