Kumquat is a versatile ingredient and it can be used in either sweet or savory recipes. For instance, as confit for cakes, cooking it with sugar and water or as garnish gives a special touch to a dish of lamb with couscous.
In Dadecity, Florida, it is celebrated the Kumquat Festival on the last Saturday of January where you can enjoy, among other activities, desserts and cakes prepared with this fruit.
Originally from China, it was introduced in Europe and North America in the 19th century and nowadays is mainly cultivated in California, Florida and Texas. Kumquats resembles miniature oranges with a sweet flavor and smell, which is why are better known as the “dwarf oranges”.
64 calories in 100 grams. It is high in vitamin A and C, but also is a source of calcium (6% per 100 grams). Its seeds are a source of natural pectin. Eat kumquats as you would eat grapes but with an extra of vitamin C.