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Kumquat

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Kumquat cross section
Kumquat cross section

It is a oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp  any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp.

Interesting facts about Kumquat

  • Are you aware that a kumquat is the tiniest citrus fruit? (Looks like a mini, mini orange.)
Kumquat trees
Kumquat trees
  • Are you aware that kumquat is Chinese for “Gold Orange”?
  • Are you aware that a kumquat is eaten “skin and all”?
  • Are you aware that the skin/peel of a kumquat is the sweetest part?
  • Are you aware that the pulp/meat of a kumquat is tart?
  • Are you aware that when you eat a kumquat you get a unique sweet and sour taste?
Kumquat jelly and butter
Kumquat jelly and butter
  • Are you aware that kumquats have small seeds? (The seeds can be swallowed or spit out.)
  • Are you aware that kumquats are native to China?
  • Are you aware that most U.S. kumquats come from Florida?
  • Are you aware that in Chinese culture these symbolize good luck? (The fruit’s color symbolizes gold; the leaves, wealth; and its shape, unity and perfection.)
  • Are you aware that kumquats are easy to serve? (Just wash them and enjoy!)
Kumquat pie
Kumquat pie
  • Are you aware that kumquats are a great source of vitamin C? (Seven kumquats contain 100% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)


Nutritional information on Kumquat

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