11 Kumquat Recipes from Breakfast to Cocktails, Homemade (Perfect) Cranberry and Orange Yogurt Muffins, Frosty Kumquat Martinis (One of the Best Ways to Use Kumquats! If your local grocery does not have them, try a farmer's market or international grocery. When I've eaten them before, I've cut them in half, scooped out, "I received from a friend 2 boxes of kumquats; they are very pretty, just like the picture. ", and discarded the inner part, and enjoyed the sweet outer part. Stay away from greenish, unripe fruits. ", eat, cook, and use to add to many recipes to increase the flavor of the dish. […], Glad to have your discussion on kumquats. This article has been viewed 710,814 times. Crème Brûlée with Raspberries, No Baking or Kitchen Torch Required. Thank you for your tip. Too bad more kids aren’t doing more of the same nowadays! ", "The step when it is said just eat the rind. stage in life!) By using our site, you agree to our. Their sweet flavor actually comes from the peel, while their juice is tart. Alternatively, if you don't want to eat them whole, you can use kumquats in a salad or make them into a marmalade. Brilliant. I’m intrigued. Kumquats in greece are known only as liqueur, especially in Corfu island. I have my own tree that produced several dozen the first year and now six years later produces well over 60 pounds worth! "I planted a young tree in my garden in January 2018. Thanks. I have 2 trees, one is what I would call sweet & I enjoy popping in my mouth & eating all. Ripe kumquats range from bright orange to yellow-orange. Now I'll try some of the ideas involving the inner part and seeds. Are you supposed to eat the skin of kumquats? I have tasted the sweet ones, only once and they are so good! :) There is also a sweeter variety -Meiwa, which is less common. Slice 1½ cups (360mL) kumquats. I didn’t know there is a sweeter variety; thanks for letting me know. This article has been viewed 710,814 times. […] How to Eat a Kumquat – The Strangely Counterintuitive Thing to do to Make it as Sweet as Candy… […], I have been eating kumquats for over 50 years! Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. A kumquat fruit is healthy. Well worth the effort, I’m sure :). Now living in Tucson, AZ, and have a kumquat tree. Nowv here is some i discovered at the beach yesterday. This article received 21 testimonials and 92% of readers who voted found it helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. If you enjoy sweet liquor, add some sugar as well, up to ¼ cup (25g) sugar per cup (240mL) of vodka. CC xx, Thanks, that is amazing…You would never have thought to eat the skin too! Learn more... Kumquats look like miniature, usually oval oranges. CC, I don’t think I ever have tasted kumquat. They taste sort of like a tangerine. This article gave me tons of options! unlocking this staff-researched answer. Approved. What can I do? ", "Thanks for the information. Not everything good has to taste like hawaiian punch, honey. That being said, I tried the method list above and squeezed out the seed and juice out and did taste the sweetness. Kumquats are best eaten whole — unpeeled. I'm trying to learn to cook better recipes. Thanks for the info. I’m sharing this! Only going to prove one can learn something new every day. Also, try verifying that it is actually a kumquat tree. You’ll be a better adult for it. Any info is appreciated. There isn't a real way to sweeten a kumquat, but there are a couple ways to avoid its bitter taste. There are several species of kumquats, varying in shape (round or oblong) and color (yellow or orange). Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. I will reconsider removing the sour one & trying your eoultion. haha! I’ve never eaten a kumquat – but I do see them occasionally. How to Eat a Kumquat (So that it tastes sweeter!) Strangest of all, the peel of the kumquat is sweet and delicious, creating a surprising clash of flavor when the fruit is eaten whole. But with your method I get a bit more eating from each. % of people told us that this article helped them. I hope you like kumquats after squeezing out the juice…it’s all it took to change my mind ;). Alternatively, leave the flesh in the cut kumquats. "I was so confused as to how to eat a kumquat, having not seen one before. I had no idea! Or, slice the Kumquat in half and coat it in sugar. I have seen them in the stores at one point or another. The tree looks healthy. Hope this helps! No, there isn't. Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Discard the seeds and stem. .. you’ve heard of beer with a twist of lime/lemon…well try it with a kumquat. Thanks for stopping by! If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. If you hate the sour taste, squeeze out the juice and eat the peel by itself. You're awesome for doing it! In the fresh produce section. - Christina's Cucina, Dundee Cake (Scottish Cake with Almonds on Top), Leftover Turkey Recipes – 13 Real Meal Recipes (No Soup or Sandwiches), Pear Cake (Using Whole Pears – No Peeling Necessary).