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Curious about Buddha's fingers...

Tida | Dec 6, 2000 12:44 PM

Can you eat these? I'm referring to a lemon yellow colored fruit (?) that kind of does look like a hand (more or less). The palm of it is about the size of a lemon to an orange and then it has these fleshy shoots coming out of the palm that is supposed to be reminiscent of fingers, a la Buddha's fingers.

I've seen these only a few times now and have been curious about them. I was in Whole Foods over the weekend where they had a few for display. Two other people were admiring them with me and they said that they keeps them in the house during the holidays only because of the perfume they emit. They had never eaten one though.

I was also at the flower market where there were a lot of garlands, poinsettias, etc for holiday decorating. The Buddha's fingers were there as well, presumably for decoration purposes.

Is this a fruit? Can you eat it? If so, how and what does it taste like?

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