The kumquat is the smallest citrus fruit and the only one with edible skin. Like all citrus fruits its pulp is acidic but its skin is sweet.

Benefits and properties

  • High vitamin C content.
  • High proportion of minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.As the skin can be consumed, there is a higher antioxidant and vitamin content.
  • It improves cardiovascular health and it is very suitable for people with diabetes.
  • High fibre content improving bowel transit.
  • Reduction of cholesterol.


Kumquats can easily keep for a week at room temperature and in the fridge they can be stored for up to 3 weeks.


Kumquats can be consumed whole or by peeling their skin off. We can also cut them into slices for salads or cocktails. They are also used in marmalades.