From what they taste to where they can be found, give kumquats a chance.

Regardless of the time of year, we are always fond of citrus fruits. Their clear, cheerful color and juicy taste are two things we can't get enough of. Kumquats are a variety of citrus fruits that are not as common as oranges or grapefruits, but offer a lot of delicious (albeit lip-spout) sharpness. But what exactly are kumquats? If you come across kumquats in a supermarket, how do you cook with them? And are kumquats healthy? This is why kumquats deserve a place in your fruit basket.

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Kumquats are different citrus fruits from China. They were only introduced in Europe in 1846 and later in the United States. In the US, most commercial kumquats are grown in California and Florida. Kumquats transform sweet tasting at the first bite in a matter of seconds. Unlike other citrus fruits, the skin and flesh are both edible; surprisingly, the skin is sweeter than the meat (compared to the bitter white marrow found in lemons and oranges). Kumquats are closer in size and shape to a lime or large olive than an orange or grapefruit. There are six main varieties of kumquats that vary in size, growth patterns and texture: round, oval, meiwa, Hong Kong, Jiangsu and Malay.

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Like most citrus fruits in the winter, kumquats are at their peak between January and April. When choosing kumquats, pay attention to bright orange fruit that feels plump, firm and heavy for their size. Once you bring your kumquats home, you can leave them at room temperature for two to three days. If you do not intend to use them immediately, place them in your fridge for up to two weeks.

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A single kumquat contains fewer than 100 calories and offers up to 73 percent of the recommended dose of vitamin C, 6.5 grams of fiber and has a high water content, so you stay full longer.

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