Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - Citrus Pop Rocks - Lime Boba

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - From Frieda's Produce
Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - Citrus Pop Rocks - Lime Boba

Recently, Frieda's Produce sent me some Hatch New Mexico Chiles (see my post for Pork Chili with Hatch Chiles) and they threw in a carton of organic Finger Limes. They are described as citrus caviar. I had no idea what they were talking about...until I cut one open. As you can see, amazing little bubbles of lime emerge from this tiny lime.

See how the pulp comes out!!! My first short video (19 seconds) on YouTube.

Healthy snacks in my new LunchBot tray!
One early morning, I was putting together my healthy afternoon snack in my new LunchBots divided tin and I grabbed a couple of these finger limes (I digress, but I love this little tin...I'll have to do a post on my many lunch containers). I cut them in half and threw them in the tin.

Ahh. Now I know why Finger Limes are called Citrus Caviar! So cool... little bubbles of lime!
Fast forward several hours and I open the box. I immediately realize why these are called Citrus Caviar! The pulp comes out of the lime like little boba bits or pop rocks. It's so amazing. You squeeze them and it all comes out!

A quick Google search says that the LA Times talked about them back in 2009 (David Karp's article), but I must have missed it. KCRW's Good Food talked about them in 2010 (Nov 13, 2010 episode). Frieda's will be bringing them to grocery stores soon.

My snack photos above are from Instagram. I pulled out my macro lens tonight and shot a few photos. These limes are really small and so cute.

Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - From Frieda's Produce
Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - From Frieda's Produce
Originally from Australia and now grown in California, Finger Limes are described by Frieda's Produce as "tart, lemony-lime flavor with slight herbaceous notes." I describe them as "tiny lime bobas" and have a bit of rind flavor. They were little citrus bursts on my veggies, and I imagine they would be great in cocktails or atop a nice piece of fish.

Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - From Frieda's Produce
Finger Limes - Citrus Caviar - From Frieda's Produce
Frieda's says the Finger Limes are coming to grocery stores soon. Be on the look out and ask your produce manager about them!

Disclosure: I received one free package of Finger Limes from Frieda's Produce. However, I was not compensated for this post and opinions are my own. I really am this enthralled with this citrus - and all citrus! I'm lucky to live in Southern California where we have so much citrus surrounding us (see California Citrus Tart)
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Miss Mochi said... [Reply to comment]

Gaaah! These look like so much fun!

chibi said... [Reply to comment]

These finger limes are creepy but in a good way. I would love to see a post about your lunch containers. I am currently looking for ones that are divided with a good seal. Possibly on the smaller side.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Finger limes are so much fun :)

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

I have never seen such a thing. That is the coolest/weirdest thing I've ever seen. I want to try these!

Little Market Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, those look amazing! I bet the caviar bits would be awesome on top of blackberry sorbet.

Dina said... [Reply to comment]

I want to try these!

The Loop Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Have not yet found them in the store here in Atlanta, but look forward to tying them. Love your LunchBots tin.

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