Saturday, April 14, 2012

Buddha’s Hand Lemon

 Buddha’s Hand Lemon
It looks like an anomaly of nature, doesn't it but in fact this lemon, known as the Hand of Buddha (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis), is one of the oldest members of the citrus family. Although it smells strongly of lemon, it has no juicy pulp hidden beneath its rind. Instead, the Buddha’s Hand is grown commercially for its powerful zest. The aromatic rind is used to flavor lemon liqueurs and specialty vodkas, and provides aroma to lemon-scented cosmetics. Chinese and Japanese households use it to perfume their rooms and personal items, such as clothing. It even has a place in some religious ceremonies in buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer. And you can buy this tree at the Fete du Citron in Menton.
::: أغرب ليمون في العالم :::
هو نوع من أقدم أنواع الليمون الذي يسمى ليمون يد بوذا ....ينمو في قارة آسيا في أماكن عديدة كالصين ،، وهو مميزبشكله الغريب رغم خلوه من العصير و اللب لكنه يستعمل في أغراض عديدة ،، فهو يستعمل كمعطر طبيعي للجو في البيوت نظرا لرائحته القوية و المنعشة ،، كما يستعمل في صناعة  الحلويات و المربى و في صناعة مستحضرات التجميل وغيرذلك ....اتـــركــكــــم مـــــع الصــــــــور

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