WHAT IS A KUMQUAT?
Officially known as Citrus Japonica (Japanese citrus), these small citrus fruits are slightly larger then a grape and grow on equally tiny evergreen trees. While there are many variations, they are generally renowned for being more durable then other citrus fruits like their cousin the orange, The thin skin of the kumquat contains most of this fruit’s sugar. Combine this with flesh that is quite sour, and you get an amazing contrast of citrus flavor
WHY ARE KUMQUATS GOOD FOR YOU?
Most of their health benefit is due to hydration since the majority of the fruit is water. Small amounts of vitamin B and E, as well as minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium are present.
WHEN ARE KUMQUATS IN SEASON?
In more tropical areas they are a late Fall to early Spring harvest.
HOW SHOULD KUMQUATS BE STORED?
Depending on how ripe they are upon purchase, they can last up to a month when refrigerated.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CUT A KUMQUAT?
It is identical to the knife technique used with a lime, click here to see!
WHAT IS “KUMQUAT” A SLANG TERM FOR?
According to the Urban Dictionary, a kumquat is “a young individual who goes through life constantly disappointing people with his/her infinite failures.”