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Definition: Kumquat

A small, oval, orange citrus fruit. The entire fruit (skin and flesh) is eaten, the skin is quite sweet and the inside is rather bitter. Many people actually eat the skin and discard the inside. You'll find kumquats sliced or zested raw over salads or as garnish, but you're more likely to find them candied, preserved or in marmalades.

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mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 years
my g-parents had a jumquat tree so we used to ALWAYS pick and eat them when we were lil' tykes! ;-)
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
never heard of it, cool
vrico2005 vrico2005 9 years
I just recently discovered these and loved them!
LizaToad LizaToad 9 years
i LOOOOOOOOVE kamquats!! eat them every chance i get.... but you do sort of have to get used to the taste!
OliverCakery OliverCakery 9 years
At Thanksgiving I made a citrus brined turkey and decorated the platter with Kamquats, lemons, and rosemary. The Kamquats were the only part of the display to be eaten!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Interesting. I wouldve assumed it was a type of squash, just given the way its name sounds to me.
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