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Country of Origin: India 🇮🇳 & China 🇨🇳
Class / Cat: 
1 (Premium Quality)
Average Weight: 1 KG


Buddha’s Hand fruit has its strange name because, well, it looks like fingers! It’s a variation of the citron, so may also be referred to as a fingered citron. In Chinese folklore, Buddha’s hand fruit symbolises happiness, longevity, and wealth. In fact, gifting its tree for Chinese new year is thought to bring good luck. 

The Exotic Fruits Buddha's Hands were hand-picked by us from an independently-owned small holdings in Barcelona. The land has a long rich history of producing some of the Spains finest fruit and for 4 years has been used to cultivate full-flavoured speciality citrus. 


Though historians aren’t completely sure, Buddha’s hand fruit is thought to have been brought to China from India by travelling Buddhists. Historical records from the empire of Min (a Chinese kingdom between 909 and 945 AD) show Buddha’s hand fruit was around at that time, and was considered to be important.


Buddha’s hand fruit is native to north east India and China. 

Flavour & Texture

Buddha’s hand has a similar flavour to lemon peel, but is not overly sour or bitter like lemon flesh. It’s slightly sweet and quite lemony and floral; much like its aroma. Buddha’s hand has no flesh, pulp, or seeds; just rind. This means it doesn’t have any juice or moisture. Sometimes, Buddha’s hand is used for its fragrance alone, like a natural air freshener.


The whole Buddha’s hand fruit can be eaten, but we wouldn’t recommend eating too much of the skin as it’s very fibre-dense. We recommend cutting it into thin slices, or - to avoid the skin completely - cut it into chunks and cut off the edges. Buddha’s hand can even be grated and used like lemon zest.

Nutritional Value

Buddha’s hand fruit is thought to be a great anti-inflammatory and may help to lower blood sugar levels.

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Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or to cancel your order.

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