Kumquat

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Description: The kumquat (KUHM-kwaht) is a small, bright, orange, citrus fruit. It ranges in shape from oblong to round. Very ripe fruit can be sliced and served raw in salads or as a garnish.

Kumquats are often cooked, candied or pickled whole in preserves or marmalades.

Kumquats are an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A and C.

Taste: The edible golden orange rind is sweet, while the rather dry flesh is very tart.?Comparable to an orange with a hint of tangerine

Selection: Fruit is best when firm, bright in color and unblemished.

Ripening: Not necessary except when cooking.

Shelf Life: Kumquats store well in the refrigerator for two weeks. Fruit kept at room temperature should be used within three to four days.

Season:?November – March

Brooks Origin: Florida

Nutritional Info:

  • Serving size: 1 fruit
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 13
  • Total fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 0g
Kumquats
Kumquats
Kumquats on a tree
Kumquats on a tree

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Kumquat product info
Kumquat product info

Ethylene Production: Low

Ethylene Sensitivity: None

Shelf Life: Kumquats store well in the refrigerator for two weeks. Fruit kept at room temperature should be used within three to four days.

Storage Temperature: 42°-45°F

Storage Humidity: 85%-95%