What are the Health Benefits of Buddha’s Hand?
Buddha’s hand is a citrus fruit belonging to the citron family that resembles a lemon and has long finger-like segments. It has no fruit or pulp, but the peel and rind are incredibly fragrant, and the peel and rind can be used in salad dressings, marinades, baked products, and drinks. Buddha’s hand has a nutritional profile similar to raw lemon peel, meaning that one teaspoon (2 grams) has minimal levels of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and fiber and less than one calorie. A Buddha’s Hand Citron (var. sarcodactylis) looks and smells like a lumpy lemon with fingers.