Buddha’s hand is a fruit of Asian origin and is one of the most curious citrus fruits in existence since its lower part resembles hanging fingers or tentacles.


Buddha’s Hand is characterised mainly by having no pulp; only rind in the form of fingers, hence its name. It emits a great aroma; this is why it is used in haute cuisine and cocktails as a dressing. It can also be used as an air freshener at home.

It is also found in medicine, given its excellent properties.

Benefits and properties

  • It contains large amounts of vitamins C, B, E and citric acid.
  • It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Relieves cough and congestion.
  • It is a digestion protector.
  • It strengthens the immune system.
  • It has antioxidant properties.


It can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.


The useable part is its rind, which can be included in the preparation of sauces, salads, jams, desserts and cocktails.

Cut into small pieces or chopped, haute cuisine uses it to accompany seafood, fish, fruit, purées and desserts.