Aussie fingerlimes wow chefs worldwide

March 5, 2024 | 5 Min read
This nutrient rich Australian native fingerlime, with its distinctive pearls of citrus caviar, vibrant colours and novel flavours, has captured the imagination and taste buds of chefs and consumers around the world.

Aussie fingerlimes wow chefs worldwide. This nutrient rich Australian native fingerlime, with its distinctive pearls of citrus caviar, vibrant colours and novel flavours, has captured the imagination and taste buds of chefs and consumers around the world. 

Prized for millennia by indigenous Australians for its medical properties, commercial fingerlime production has subsequently flourished in Australia. Today Australia leads the world in the commercial production of fingerlimes aswell as being a world leader in fingerlime research and development. 

Chair of the Australian Fingerlime Alliance (ANFA)board Jade King, a Nuffield Scholar and producer, has travelled the world researching production and development of fingerlimes.

“What I have discovered from my travel and research is while Australia leads the world in fingerlime production quality and research, our efforts were not aligned nor coordinated. 

"It was evident to me that the solution lay in the establishment of a peak industry body for the Australian fingerlime industry. ANFA grew out of that idea’.

ANFA’s aims to promote and foster proactive management and advance the interests of commercial Australian growers through responsible leadership.

 ANFA is committed to developing a body that represents Australian fingerlime growers as the world leaders in production, research, genetic superiority and sustainability of this endemic citrus. “

The board aims to lead ANFA as a responsive and innovative industry body that engages the whole value chain and ensures Australia remains a leader inworld production and research of its endemic native citrus.”

ANFA will establish and maintain an industry database to support grower communication, forecasting and marketing initiatives, biosecurity, research and development. 

They will also seek to represent the concerns of the overall industry to all levels of Australian government. 

Ms King encourages any Australian fingerlime producers or researchers to become members.

Anyone wishing to know more, please go to ANFA’s website.

 https://australianfingerlimealliance.com.au/
 

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