Caviar-Lime is Starting to pop up in São Paulo’s Restaurants

Produced in Brazil, this small Australian fruit is filled with tiny spheres that burst in the mouth, reminiscent of fish eggs.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tiny green spheres that explode in the mouth and release a tasty liquid. This may seem like the description of rare fish roe or even an invention of molecular cooking, but it is not.

It's a natural ingredient, a small fruit filled with small rounded buds called caviar-lime or citrus-caviar.

The fruit itself is a small lemon called finger lime, about 10 centimeters long, thin, elongated, originating in Oceania and it's starting to shine in restaurants around here.

The little spheres inside of it resemble fish eggs . . .

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