Finger Lime Extract

Fruit of Rare Rainforest Tree (Citrus Australasica) Indigenous Medicine / Caviar Fruit
100ml (3.38 fl. oz.)

Finger Lime Extract is jam-packet with nutritional goodness.  Native to Australia, the Finger Lime is a remarkable kind of fruit which can add a strong pleasant vibrancy to any sea food dish. A 100-gram serving of Finger Limes (7 to 10 limes) is about 88% water providing 30 calories as well as 11 grams of carbs, along with 3 grams of fibre, and negligible fat and protein. It contains 29 milligrams of vitamin C as well, which is 32% of the daily USDA value, making it a superb source of this vital nutrient. Add a teaspoon of this healthy-boosting, 100% natural extract to your cocktails or morning powerhouse smoothie for an extremely refreshing beverage, or add it to your jams, dressings, desserts and sauces!

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Ancient Purity presents Finger Lime Extract…This fruit of a rare tree in the rainforest, the Finger Lime has been a precious food source and medicinal plant for Indigenous Australians since ancient times. Also known as Finger Lime Caviar was consumed for its pleasurable taste and the fruit’s ability to ward off illness, while the Finger Limes’ juice and pulp and juice were used as an antiseptic to infected boils and sores. Today, Finger Lime Extract can be used topically relieving a variety of skin issues. Good news is that it is also an excellent ingredient for refreshing cocktails.  

Finger Lime Extract – Information & Points to Research

  • Used by Indigenous Australians Since Ancient Times.
  • Rare, Exotic & Wild Fruit.
  • Each Finger Lime contains 3 times the Vitamin C Present in a Mandarin. It has also a good amount of Vitamin A.
  • Rich in Dietary Fibre.
  • Good Source of Protein.
  • High Amount of Vitamin E which is one of the most Significant Antioxidants in Protection of Human Cells & Illness Fighter.
  • Create Ultra-Refreshing Smoothies.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • 100% Natural.
  • No Preservatives, Artificial Colours, Sweeteners or Flavours.
  • Gluten Free, Dairy free & No Added Sugar.

The Australian Native Ingredient Sweeping the Beauty World

Finger Lime’s chemical composition makes it an effective choice for skin health products. It combats wrinkles and oil build-up while enhancing hydration of the skin. It also contains keratinization (the glue that moulds dead keratinocyte cells together, leading to build-up that can lead to acne), but promotes decent collagen production.

The Lime Caviar’s organic acid has exfoliating properties and aids to remove dead skin cells. The fruit’s amino acids work as potent antioxidants and enhance collagen. In addition, the anti-inflammatory properties aid with pigmentation and uneven skin tone, decrease fine lines, sun damage spots as well as promoting a radiant skin. This ancient Aussie super-fruit takes hydrating skin-care to new heights while completely redefining citrus fragrances as well.

The Caviar Lime... Finger Lime

What is Finger Lime?

Finger Lime, sometimes called Caviar Lime or Australian Finger Lime is a citrus fruit belonging to the Citrus Australasica species, a variety of micro-citrus which is assumed to have evolved in the rainforests over millions of years in New Guinea and Australia. Finger Limes are tiny fruits, usually measuring 2 to 3 inches in length and weighing as little as 10 to 15 grams each. They are shaped like tiny cucumbers or pickles with ends that taper to points. Most commonly Finger Limes have purple or blackish dark green hues, though the fruits sometimes appear as light green or even brownish-red. The fruit’s skin is pebbled and rough. When you slice one open, the ‘caviar like’ pearls appear which are re filled with a lemon-lime juice.

However, there is more to this unique fruit than solely good looks! Finger Lime provides 3 times the Vitamin C quantity of a mandarin, as well as Vitamin E, folate and potassium. Its antiseptic properties are considerable as well. Finger Lime grows naturally in sub-tropical rainforest along New South Wales and South-East Queensland’s borders, and across these areas it is one of Aboriginal communities’ traditional foods. Due to land clearing for farming by European settlements, much of these rare species were destroyed. However, isolated pockets of sub-tropical rainforest in National Parks and on private land still retain with a number of Finger lime trees fortunately surviving.

Finger Lime - A Bush Superfood

Finger Lime – Tiny Powerhouse Health Fruit

Let’s have a look at some of the benefits that Finger Lime Extract Provides:

Eye & Vision Health… Finger Lime also contains a wonderful quantity of vitamin A. As you probably already know, this vitamin is crucial for keeping your vision as well as the eyes as in optimum shape. Being a potent antioxidant, Vitamin A safeguards your eyes from those nasty harmful free radicals that can cause eye ailments and even loss of vision.

Decreased Risk of Iron-Deficiency… You can get adequate quantities of iron in every serving of Finger Lime Extract. This mineral is vital for red blood cell production. Red blood cells are the ones which make it possible for the blood to transport oxygen throughout our bodies. Consuming Finger Lime Extract and other iron-rich food can aid lower the risk of iron-deficiency.

Blood Pressure Health… Finger Lime has a good amount of potassium in it, too. Health experts report that this mineral assists lower blood pressure as it helps our blood vessels to become wider. Makin sure the blood pressure stays within normal levels can aid in reducing the risk of heart health issues, so including potassium-containing foods or beverages such as Finger Lime Extract in your diet frequently might be a clever decision.

A Multi Coloured Caviar Fruit

And the Health Benefits List Goes on

Oral Health… Scurvy is a health issue caused by Vitamin C deficiency. It is characterised by gums that are bleeding and swollen. Since it is your gums that promote and nourish your pearly whites, maintaining them healthy is a must. If your smile is one of your best assets, always consume Finger Lime Extract and other scurvy-combatting Vitamin C food sources.

Increased Immunity to Infections…One of the most abundant nutrients present in Finger Lime Extract is Vitamin C. Everybody is well-aware that this vital nutrient aids making the immune system strong, therefore making the body less prone to attacking bacteria and viruses. Particularly when it’s the season of the flu or any other upper respiratory tract infection, consuming Finger Lime Extract can be beneficial.

Delayed Skin Ageing...We said it already, Vitamin C is abundantly present in Finger Lime which is very good at keeping your skin looking beautiful and youthful. This is due to it zapping free radicals that harm skin cells, leading to the acceleration of skin ageing. Vitamin C encourages collagen production as well, a kind of protein that aids keep at bay the appearing of wrinkles by making the skin elastic.

Finger Lime an Australian Superfood

Finger Lime Extract – Culinary Tips

  • Finger Lime Extract can be incorporated into desserts and marmalades including: ice-cream, cheesecake, cookies, cream puffs and cakes.
  • Sprinkling a little over it also compliments seafood dishes such as grilled salmon, oyster shooters, sushi, seared scallops, sushi and ceviche.
  • Finger Lime Extract can also be used in sauces, dressings and jams, cordials and cocktails.
  • You can add a tiny amount to spirits and cocktails such as mojitos, martinis, margaritas, and gin fizz.
  • It can substitute for ordinary lemon or lime, wherever they are used.

Finger Lime Extract - Just Waiting to be Discovered

Finger Lime Extract… Closing Thoughts

Rare and very expensive, the ripe Finger Lime is a really spectacular fruit. If grown from seed it may take up to 15 years to reach maturity. They come in a wide array of colours, such as pink, bright red, green, yellow and purple. When the fruit is sliced open, it reveals ‘caviar like’ pearls filled with a lemon-lime juice. When consumed, the pearls create a popping, snap-like sensation with a burst of sweet-tart flavours. Finger Limes bear a minty, citrus-forward aroma with a tangy, sweet, and slightly sour, floral, lemon-lime flavour. Also nicknamed “rainforest pearls,” Finger Limes as well as the Finger Lime Extract supplied by Ancient Purity are an outstanding source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that boosts the immune system and aids to decrease inflammation. The fruit extract is also a good Vitamin E source, a nutrient that protects our bodies against environmental damage, and it contains potassium and folate as well.

“When I started school in 1958 there were no books written by Aboriginals in the school system and everything about Native life was written by white people through their eyes. Now, Aboriginal writers can tell their stories. They have always been our narratives to tell, not others.” - Rick Revelle, I Am Algonquin

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  • Finger Lime 1:2 Extract.
  • Ethanol 24% v/v.
  • Glycerol.
  • Add a pipette of this extract to your cocktails or morning smoothie for a revitalising drink, or watch it go down a treat in your dressings, sauces and jams! 

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 100ml (3.38 fl. oz.)
  • Origin: Australia.
  • Container: Miron Glass Bottle.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 year.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place use within one year. Keep lid tightly seal.

Scientific Articles

Science Direct - Finger lime/The Australian Caviar—Citrus australasica

SBS - Finger limes taste sensational, but what makes them good for you?

Fruits.Info.Com - Introduction of Finger Lime

  1. Chandrika, R., M.L. Keremane, S.E. Halbert, Y.P. Duan, M.L. Roose, E. Stover, and R.F. Lee. 2016. "Long-Term Field Evaluation Reveals Huanglongbing Resistance in Citrus Relatives." Plant Disease 100(9):1858–1869.
  2. MyFitnessPal.com. 2017. Calories in Fruit: Finger Lime.
  3. Jessup, A. J., D. Daniels, G. Ball and M. Pearse. 2006. Determination of the Host Status of Australian Finger Limes (Citrus australasica (F. Muell.) Swingle; Rutaceae) to Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni, Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) for Export. New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Gosford. New South Wales 2250. Australia Report. 18 pp
  4. Low, T., 1991. Wild Food Plants of Australia. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, Australia

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