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Kumquats

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Kumquats, also sometimes spelled cumquats, are similar to other citrus fruits but much smaller, and their peels may be eaten. Kumquats, which contain 81 percent water, are native to China and were brought to Europe and then North America in the mid-1800s.

Kumquats grow on evergreen shrubs or small trees measuring just 8 to 15 feet tall. Kumquats belong to the Rutaceae family in the genus Citrus.

An ounce of kumquats weighs 28 grams and contains 20 calories. Kumquats are rich in a few vitamins, especially Vitamin C, along with several minerals, notably manganese.

Four cultivars of kumquats are harvested commercially: Nagami, Marumi, Meiwa and Hong Kong Wild.


Stats for 100 Grams of Kumquats (Raw)

  • 71 calories

Notable Nutrients

Percentages based on the Reference Daily Intake for a 2,000-calorie diet

  • Vitamin A: 5.8%
  • Vitamin B2: 5.3%
  • Vitamin C: 73.2%
  • Calcium: 6.2%
  • Copper: 4.8%
  • Iron: 4.8%
  • Magnesium: 5%
  • Manganese: 6.8%
  • Potassium: 5.3%

Carbs/Protein/Fat

  • Carbohydrates: 80.9%
  • Protein: 8.9%
  • Fat: 10.2%

Food Type

  • Acid fruit

Sources


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