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Citrus Shenanigans
« on: September 20, 2020, 04:35:15 PM »
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I purchased a Banglageshi lime today, called Citron Limon Dimante(I think?) ( ''Jara/Zara Lebu''.) I have never tried one before.  I do like its green/yellow non-spherical appearance, with crinkled ridges and I think its the same size of a lime and lemon joint together. As referenced in the ''Fazli from Egypt'' taste test, it is very aromatic. I will make a limeade with the juice and see how it compares to regular lime or lemon juice. I do wonder if I should try to grow its seed.

I saw some ''Ugli'' fruit on sale. I am yet to try it.




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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 04:54:22 PM »
              Citrus limon(Variety not known)/A Bangladeshi Lime Taste-test

The outer appearance is quite big. Almost bigger than a lemon and lime put together.



The rind has crinkled ridges all along it and is an oval type shape. The one I had is quite a good size. They can be green or yellow, or both.

The smell reminds me of a lemon citrus air freshner, but has a wonderful grand flower aroma too.

When I scratch the peel, the aroma intensifies by a factor of three and smells like a powerful ''upgraded'' lime smell, with flower as half of the smell's component.

The juice (when diluted with water) was neither sweet or sour. It reminded be of a Sicilian Lemon, which is quite sweet, but not sour. When I licked the flesh, it just tastes subltey lemony limey but with very little tang.

I presume its nutritional values and benefits are similar to a a normal lemon or lime.

If you are someone who drinks Lemon(or lime) juice on a regular basis, I recommend you have this lime instead once, it will be a nice change and experience. Can be found in South Asian or Bangladeshi shops, just ask for ''Jara Lebu'' or Bangladeshi Lime.

This video talks about drinking lemon water everyday, found it interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryol9sVk704

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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 05:43:12 PM »
I was just watching a UK travel cooking show, that featured Shatkora Citrus macroptera fruit from Bangladesh.
It said it was available fresh in the UK. They were round fruit.
 I was also wondering what other unusual fresh Citrus was on sale there.

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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 06:55:27 PM »
I was just watching a UK travel cooking show, that featured Shatkora Citrus macroptera fruit from Bangladesh.
It said it was available fresh in the UK. They were round fruit.
 I was also wondering what other unusual fresh Citrus was on sale there.

Hi! From what I remember, the Bangladeshi shop didn't have any other citrus, though another Asian shop sell tiny limes. When I do go there again, I will requote your post and report back to you.
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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 03:34:42 AM »
It looks like Italian  citron Diamante
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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 08:03:58 PM »
It looks like Italian  citron Diamante



Hi, yes that what I thought but the Pith I think is not as thick?




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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 05:20:12 PM »
                                             Indian yellow lime (scientific name unknown?) taste-test


In contrast to the previous lime I brought that was bibgger than a lemon, I purchased some really tiny limes from a South Asian supermarket. I got yellow and green, one of the colours was the majority and the other only 2 or 3.

Outer skin of both was not very smelly at all. Smell came when I scratched the peel.

The green lime. Lime/lemony almost sweet smell like a lime flavoured green jelly sweet, no flowery aroma or lemongrass styled smell.

Yellow one's scratched skin smells the same as the green one but more lemony.

When I licked the yellow one it tasted like a tasrt lemony-lime flavour with clemantine/orange hints. When diluted with water taste same but more sweet.

The green one Lemoney/limey but with salt added. The drink tasted the same when added to water, just salty and not very sour.

There were a few seeds too that came inside which might be nice to grow. The skin is very thin.

My collection:

Lemons
Grapefruits
Sicilian lemon
and I could plant these Indian yellow limes.



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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 04:45:24 AM »
It sounds a bit like a yellow fruited Rangpur Lime  variety, which are  lemon/lime X mandarin ancestry.
They can be reasonably fast to fruit from seed.
I wonder if you can find out what the shop calls them next time you are nearby ??

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Re: Citrus Shenanigans
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 04:17:41 AM »
                                                                     Facts

Your dna becomes more resistant to DNA damage after eating citrus after 2 hours.

Lowers risk of breast cancer, some of the compounds that help this are found in peel.
 
Those who eat citrus peel have lower skin cancer rates.

Grapefruit reduces the clearing of drugs chemicals from body, so if you have it , it will improve (more awake) the affects of caffeine in coffee when you drink it (with it I think?)
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