Kumquat Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Fortunella spp.
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Good-quality kumquats will be firm, bright orange and fairly large - around the size of a fingertip.
Avoid product that is too small, overly soft or wrinkled.
In general, you don't need to refrigerate citrus if it will be consumed quickly, but it will last longer when refrigerated. Once they reach your preferred level of sweetness, place remaining fruit in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life.
Kumquats stored in your refrigerator can be kept for up to two weeks but make sure you place them in a plastic bag.
As a general rule, citrus will not ripen further after picking. Higher brix (sugar) levels are gained by leaving the fruit on the tree longer, so early season fruit tends to be a bit tart while late season product can be prone to molding due to the highe
Kumquats are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a great source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Amount per serving
Firm kumquats with the stems still attached may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.
This miniature citrus fruit has been cultivated for centuries in China and Japan, but was introduced into Europe only about 150 years ago.
The word comes from Cantonese, meaning, "golden orange," and was first spelled kam kwat.
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