Originally from eastern Australia, caviar lime has been introduced to Morocco for the princely sum of MAD 820 per kilo.
Last fall, the company was developing caviar lime as a potential new commercial crop for Morocco. The product is just as expensive as caviar, going for MAD 820 per kilo.
According to Agri Maroc, caviar lime is used for various purposes. It can enhance salmon, white fish, and oyster dishes. It can also be used to garnish gourmet dishes or as anexfoliant in cosmetics, due to its alpha-hydroxy acid known for its ability to exfoliate the skin.
Citreck said that caviar lime is a rare product and deserves the utmost care. The company aims to “produce first choice lemons while respecting the environment.”
The fruit’s value comes from its use as an ingredient for haute cuisine, which is commonly used by the greatest chefs and the most luxurious tables in the world.
The fruit grows on a small tree of lowland subtropical rainforest and rainforest in the coastal regions of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.