Adventures In Produce – Kumquats
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at
We have a small farmer’s market very close to our house and my husband and I have been quite curious about the different kinds of fruits, veggies and nuts they have available. There are a number of produce items that we have heard of but never tried before and then there are a few others we haven’t even heard of. Out of plain curiosity we decided to get a new item from the stand each week to try out and broaden our tastes.
Today we got two different fruits that we have never had before. The first one I’m blogging about is the kumquat.
A kumquat is a small citrus fruit. They look like small grape shaped lemons or oranges on the outside, with a similar rind. Many of them still have their small green leaves attached to their tops.
When I peeled my very first kumquat my initial thought was, “wow, these are juicy”. I had to get a wet paper towel to continue. I bit in and the first flavor I got was really sour and slightly sweet. My kids ate theirs and said the same thing. They all liked them, however, and finished their little fruits right up.
My husband described it, and quite accurately I might add, as a cross between a lemon and an orange.
So, there we have it. Kumquats. My family learned something new today.
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