Preparation, uses, and tips
In this fruit, the rind is edible, tender, and sweet, while the flesh can be dry and very
tart, compared with oranges. Kumquats are usually eaten raw, as whole fruit, excluding the
seeds. They make a striking garnish, especially when used with the leaves still attached. As
with other citrus fruit, kumquats can be candied, marinated, prepared as marmalade, added to
fruit salad, poached, or preserved whole.
Kumquat hybrids, when crossed with other citrus fruits, include the limequat, lemonquat,
orangequat, and the calamondin (a cross with the mandarin orange).
Kumquat (raw), 1 fruit (19g)
Total Fat: 0.02g
*Good source of: Vitamin C (7.1mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily