Kumquat is an exotic fruit citrus plants from subgenus Fortunella orange, reminiscent
a small orange. The fruit kumquat have an elongated shape 3-5 cm long, 2-4 cm wide.
In nature, there are several varieties of kumquat, different forms of fruit. The plant is rarely propagated by seed, since a weak root system is different. In Japan and China, the kumquat grown from pontsirusa trehlistochkovogo, by grafting. Kumquat also cultivated in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the southern United States and southern Europe.
The taste is similar to a tangerine kumquat, but, unlike him, along with edible peel. Its fruit has a feature whereby peel kumkvata- thin and sweet, and the core, on the contrary, with some acidity.
Currently are six main types of kumquat:
- Hong Kong Kumquat;
- Malay Kumquat;
- Marum Kumquat;
- Maeve Kumquat;
- Nagas Kumquat;
- Fukushi Kumquat.
The fruit kumquat contains an impressive amount of nutrients: vitamins A, B, C, E, P, trace elements and minerals, which include copper, calcium, potassium, zinc, sodium, iron, phosphorus. In addition, the kumquat is saturated with pectin and essential substances, which allow you to restore the immune system, protecting the body against colds and viral diseases. Eating fruit with the skin allows triumph over infectious and fungal diseases.
Use kumquat is also conditioned by its antioxidant effect: citrus successfully cleanses the body of toxins and impurities. In addition, the fruit is never nitrates that due to the presence in its composition of citric acid.
Useful properties kumquat based on the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract: in dried form it is perfectly restores the metabolism, as a preventive measure against gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer.
Regular use prevents the development of kumquat arthrosis and arthritis, cancer, normalizes heart rate and blood pressure, strengthens the ligaments and muscles, accelerates tissue repair and reduces the risk of diabetes.
Notably property kumquat protect our body from the harmful effects of stress: a few fruits can reduce fatigue and tension accumulated during the day. In China, with this orange fruit after happy holidays taken to get rid of hangover.
Calorie kumquat is 71 kcal / 100 grams of fruit. the nutritional value:
- Protein - 1, 88 g;
- Fat - 0, 86 g;
- Carbohydrates - 9, 4 years
Low calorie fruit kumquat suggests dietary product. Enough to eat 8-10 fruits kumquat to
satisfy the body's need for a useful tissue for more than half of the daily requirement.
In this small fresh fruit, cut into slices, can become a decoration to any table. It is used as a stand alone product or as an ingredient in fruit salads.
The fruit kumquat used to prepare sweet and sour sauce, served with meat, fish or vegetable dishes. Especially well this citrus combined with pork and chicken, giving the dish a refreshing taste.
Ideal for desserts and kumquat. It is often used for making candied fruit, jam, jam, juice, yogurt. Exotic sour kumquat makes excellent snack for strong drinks such as cognac or whiskey.