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The Essence of Wine: Exotic Citrus

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch There was a time before lemon and lime, when from the far reaches of the East there came fruits of such shapes, colors, and scents that the gods themselves asked for a taste. Ganesh, in his wisdom, chose the citron, sanctifying its sour flesh for rites most holy. The Buddha favored what the Japanese call the bushukan, though it was said the Enlightened One preferred the fruit with its fingers closed, as in prayer.
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