The Australian Sunrise Lime is a hybrid of the finger lime and a calamondin (cross between a mandarin and cumquat) created by the CSIRO.
They can be eaten whole like a cumquat or turned into jam, marmalade or preserved in alcohol. Absolutely delicious.
Like many native fruits, the Sunrise Lime is being freeze dried which enables it to be available year round.
Taste Australia Bush Food Shop have created Sunrise Seasoning which combines Sunrise Lime powder with Cumin, Coriander, Fennel, Southern Ocean Sea Salt, Mountain Pepper, Onion, Ginger, Mint and Ajwain. The result is salty with a hint of sweetness perfect when sprinkled to enhance the taste and flavour.
Hint: it goes particularly well with avocado or fresh vine ripened tomato.