The kumquat is a small, bright orange citrus fruit that is about 4 cm in size. Both the skin and the flesh are edible. Kumquats are extremely healthy and contain lots of vitamin C and potassium.
The kumquat originates from China. Our kumquats come from South Africa, Israel and Spain.
The skin of the kumquat is edible and has a bitter-sweet taste. The flesh is bitter-tart.
Kumquats do not have to be peeled and can be eaten whole. But do wash before eating.
Store kumquats at room temperature, for example in the fruit bowl. The fruit is ripe when the skin is bright orange/yellow.
Drop some kumquat slices in your water for a delicious flavour!
You can eat kumquats out of hand, but you can also slice them for use in salads or to add a delicious flavour to your water.
After washing, slice the kumquats.
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