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7 ways to celebrate winter citrus season

By: Lindsey Reynolds on Jan. 22, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
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Buddha's hand

Perhaps the most exotic among its citrus brethren, this citron variety is striking for its finger-like sections and gnobby yellow-orange skin. Most varieties contain no pulp or juice, rather, the fruit is prized for its unusual appearance and intoxicating scent.

In Japan, the fruit is a popular gift during New Year's, as it's believed to bring good fortune to households. Likewise, Chinese cultures believe it symbolizes happiness and long life, and the fingered fruit is often placed as a sacrificial offering at temple altars. With plenty of rind to zest, it makes for a wonderful vinaigrette over an arugula salad.