An explosion of flavours


The kumquat comes to us from China. Its name means “golden orange” in Cantonese. It is the smallest citrus fruit: it looks like a round or oval mini orange, measures 2 to 4 cm and weighs 5 to 20 g. It can be eaten with its skin, which is thin and sweet, while its flesh, which is more or less tart, is juicy and refreshing. It can be enjoyed plain, in jams, dipped in chocolate, in salads, or in cakes. It also pairs well with poultry and game.  

The kumquat is a good source of vitamin C, which contributes to healthy bones, teeth and gums and accelerates healing. It also contains a good deal of vitamin A, which plays an important role in eyesight, supports bone growth and contributes to the health of the skin and mucous membranes (eyes, respiratory and urinary tracts, intestines). Moreover, it contains carotene, potassium and copper.