Diminutive citrus fruits that are eaten skin
and all, kumquats are as decorative as they are tasty. The egg
shaped orange fruits are about 1 1/2" long, and often come
with the shiny dark-green leaves attached. Kumquat are an excellent
source of vitamin C.
Choose plump, shiny, fully-orange fruits.
Wash kumquats very well before serving, since the skin as well
as the pulp is eaten. To mingle the flavours of the sweet rind
and tart flesh, squeeze the kumquats between your fingers before
biting into the fruit. Add kumquat slices to fruit salads and
use the whole or sliced fruit as an edible garnish. Try kumquats
in cooked dishes that call for oranges.