— FRUIT – CITRUS
This gigantic lemon is very special! Etrog lemons are sometimes 5 times larger than normal lemons. The distinctive thick skin is yellow and fragrant with a thick white mesocarp underneath and the flesh is light green. Etrog plays an important ritual role in the Jewish feast of tabernacles.
The etrog is a fruit of Israeli origin, where it takes centre stage every year during the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Together with a palm branch, two willow twigs and three myrtle twigs, the etrog forms the lulav. The lulav is a bundle of plants that is taken to the synagogue during the feast.
ISRAEL & ITALY
How to store
Do not store etrog in the refrigerator, but on the fruit bowl, where they can be kept for 1 to 2 weeks.
How to eat
The skin is wonderfully aromatic and therefore suitable for use as a seasoning for desserts. But you can also use etrog to make jam.