Demand for another Aboriginal Superfood is sweeping across the world after a viral video was seen over 7 million times in 24 hours.
The fruit is our very own Finger limes that our people have eaten for thousands of years. The feature video was created by eater.com who specialise in showcasing the very best food from around the world. Their original video was recently featured on their Facebook page and that video received over 7 million views in less than 10 hours.
Finger limes are traditionally found in the rain-forest regions near the NSW/QLD border. They are especially treasured by Bundjalung people as the tasty fruit also contains medicinal properties. The fruit can be used as an antiseptic on small cuts and small infections. The fruit is also believed to protect people from disease.
- Finger limes contains triple the amount of Vitamin C found in a mandarin.
- Finger limes also contain Vitamin E which has the power to boost immunity to disease.
- Finger limes are also rich in Folate and Potassium.
They are truly unique and are not actually related to other lime species. The fruit looks more like caviar on the inside and occurs in a wide array of colours from green, transparent and pink. The fruit is still considered as exotic but now that the secret is out, how long will it be before finger limes become a regular sight in restaurants and supermarkets?