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How to Cook With Kumquats

In Season: Kumquats

March is such an interesting time of year for seasonal eating: Fall and Winter fruits and veggies are still hanging around the markets, and fresh Spring produce is making an appearance as well. Soon you'll be stocking up on asparagus, artichokes, and strawberries, but consider taking advantage of the last vestiges of the colder season while you still can with tiny, sweet-tart kumquats.The diminutive fruit is in season from January through April, and although it resembles a miniature orange, it may not be a citrus fruit at all — the jury is still out, but some scientists believe it belongs in its own genus, called Fortunella. A kumquat's flavor is almost like an inside-out tangerine; the edible rind is surprisingly sweet and mild, while the flesh is mouth-puckeringly tart. To maintain their sweet/tart balance, kumquats are typically used whole. A few ways to enjoy them, when you read more.

Here are some fun ways to incorporate kumquats:

Do you eat kumquats? What's your favorite way to enjoy them?

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dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 4 years
kumquat might be my favorite word, and these recipes sound yummy!
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 4 years
One house I lived in as a kid had a kumquat tree. The fruit was always super tart and we'd dare friends to eat some. Wish I had that tree now so I could try these tasty recipes.
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