Fruits From A-Z

Kumquat

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 95 g (5 fruits)

  • Very high in Vitamin C (70% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of magnesium (8% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of calcium (5% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Very high in fibre (6 g per serving)
Look For

Select firm kumquats that have glossy rinds without cracks or blemishes. Soft fruits can spoil rapidly. Avoid kumquats that are shrivelled. Choose fruits with freshly picked leaves still attached.

To Store

Kumquats will keep for a few days at room temperature. You can refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to a month.

To Prepare

Unlike almost every other citrus variety, you eat the entire fruit, peel and all. What’s more, the sweet part is the peel, whereas the pulp is extremely tart (or at least sour enough that the peel seems sweet in contrast). If you’re not going to eat them out of hand, slice kumquats thin and add them to a winter salad. 

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