Finger Lime originates in aboriginal Australian populations. In recent years it has been commercialised due to its use by the most famous chefs in the world.


It has a cylindrical shape, with a fine layer of skin which is red, green, yellow or brown. The pulp appears as small crunchy pearls, similar to caviar, with a flavour somewhere between acidic and sweet.

The varieties available are:

  • Jali Red
  • Red Champagne
  • Pink Ice
  • Taste Green

Benefits and properties

  • It has antiseptic properties that aid digestion.
  • Rich in vitamins C and B6.
  • High potassium and folic acid content.


It is recommended to store it in the fridge and it can even be frozen, with its properties remaining intact, since its pearl structure is unchanged.


We can consume it directly by dividing it in half and applying pressure with our fingers to remove all of its small pearls.

It is most commonly consumed along with fish and seafood such as ceviche, molluscs, sushi, sashimi etc. It is also used in cocktails and in some desserts.