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Got a Buddha's Hand

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What do you guys think?  I'm so excited to use it.  :D

 

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I saw those in stock at the grocer last week. They smell great but beyond the zest I have no idea what to do with one.

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post #3 of 14

 Well that's definitely interesting... I'm with you though, I have no idea what to do with it at all...

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post #4 of 14

I've only ever used it for the zest. There's really no pulp to speak of. The zest is fantastic though. We candied some last year before Christmas, and it was great.

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post #5 of 14

If I'm not mistaken, the Buddha's Hand is a source for candied Citron

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If I'm not mistaken, the Buddha's Hand is a source for candied Citron



You are correct, sir.

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post #7 of 14

Chayote is also known as Buddha's Hand in China.

 

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post #8 of 14
It looks like an alien lemon. I bet it smells great. Post picks of what you make please.
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post #9 of 14

Kuan  I never used it what primarily is it used for ? Where is it from ?

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post #10 of 14
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Chayote is also known as Buddha's Hand in China.

 

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Really? Chayote (we call it mirliton) is a gourd, and buddha's hand is citrus. I don't think there is any link between them. You sure about this?

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post #11 of 14

Yes chayote is known in China as buddha's hand melon.


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post #12 of 14
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Yes chayote is known in China as buddha's hand melon.



 That's interesting.

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What it looks like to me is a plant that if you don't watch out will eat you!!!

 

Someone put one of those in our building courtyard and i get the creeps every time i pass by. 

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What it looks like to me is a plant that if you don't watch out will eat you!!!

 

Someone put one of those in our building courtyard and i get the creeps every time i pass by. 



It does look alien.

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