vesicles (sometimes referred to as crystals) are compressed inside the fruit and burst out when the fruit is opened. Demand for finger limes has grown steadily over the past decade, mainly as a result of its bush food status, unique caviar-like pulp and attractive colour range, with most interest coming from the restaurant trade.
Citrus is rich in vitamin C, vitamin P and calcium and is beneficial in the digestion of protein-rich foods. Citrus fruit also changes the over-acid condition of the body to an alkaline one by its heavy fruit calcium contents, which supply the bones, teeth, blood and nervous system with calcium and phosphorous. Citrus juices are a great aid to nervous persons, and are used in neurasthenia with fine results. Citrus juices relieve and prevent nervous indigestion and halitosis (bad breath) due to upset digestion.