A kumquat is an exotic fruit, also known as a dwarf orange or a Chinese orange. Its skin is edible and strangely, the peel is sweet while the pulp is sour.
Kumquats are of Asian origin. Currently, they are cultivated in different regions of the world, one of which is the south of Spain, thanks to its warm climate.
Several different varieties exist, of which the most well-known and marketed is the Nagami. With a sweet peel, its interior is sour and slightly acidic. Because of this, the exotic fruit is eaten whole, creating a peculiar mixture of flavours, sweet, sour and acidic.
Properties and Benefits
The kumquat, which means “golden orange” in Chinese, has been called the gem of the citric fruits. This fruit is an authentic nutritive treasure. Rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, it is a natural antioxidant. Due to the citric acid, it is also considered a natural antiseptic.