Considered one of the finest natural things that come in a little package, Finger Limes, scientifically known as Citrus australasica, are unique fruits that belong to the Rue family. Although it is not a part of citrus, the fruit is related to genus Microcitrus. The plant is native to Australia, usually to its subtropical rainforest.
The most interesting part of Finger Lime is its pulp. The separate juice vesicles present make it beautiful when the fruit bursts and are referred to as Crystals. These vesicles smell and taste similar to caviar. These fruits come in varieties (red, black, green, and pink) and comprise a multitude of health benefits, some of which are given below.
These fruits come in varieties (red, black, green, and pink) and comprise a multitude of health benefits, some of which are given below.
Eating finger limes is scientifically-proven to lower the risk of cancer cells developing in areas including stomach, throat, and mouth. It alleviates the severity of cough, cold, and flu. Besides wound-healing potential, these fruits can reduce the risk of arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.
Having high Vitamin C content, it helps in boosting metabolism. As it tends to work on immunity, science says that it also has the potential to keep one away from severe depression. In regard to eye health, it is believed to provide the body with zeaxanthin and lutein for better sight.
It offers great healing therapy to reduce acne and heal acne scars with time. It also heals signs of aging caused due to ichthyosis, too much sun, and rosacea. Known to have medicinal properties that aide in uneven skin pigmentation, it also contributes to the health of the skin. Besides healing it, these fruits alleviate lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging from the face and skin. The usage of this fruit is seen in shampoos, perfumes, body sprays, aromatic oil, salads, and desserts, to mention a few. Isn’t it a power-packed gift of nature?
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