Benefits of kumquat, a fruit also called dwarf orange, which provides very interesting nutritional properties, as it is very rich in vitamin C.

The kumquat is an exotic or tropical fruit at least curious, especially if we take into account that it is also popularly known by the name of dwarf orange.

Indeed, kumquat is a fruit that belongs to the Rutaceae family, which includes more than 1,600 species, among which the citrus genus stands out, one of the most important as it has 20 species with edible fruits.

Among citrus fruits we can highlight precisely the kumquat for being the smallest fruit, and the only one whose peel or skin is edible (in fact, it is delicious to eat it whole).

Its flavor can attract a lot of attention from people who have never eaten it before, since while its peel has a slightly acid sweet taste, its pulp is somewhat bitterer.

Its main advantage? In addition to its richness in vitamin C (as we will see in the next section dedicated to the benefits of kumquat), we can find it all year round.

Nutritional properties of kumquat

As we mentioned briefly in the previous line, kumquat stands out from the beginning for its very high content of vitamin C, an essential nutrient since it intervenes in the formation of bones and teeth, red blood cells and collagen, improves resistance to infections and it is also an antioxidant.

It also highlights the presence of folic acid (it participates in the production of white and red blood cells, and is also essential before and during pregnancy), as well as minerals such as potassium (necessary for the transmission and generation of the nerve impulse) and magnesium (improves the immune system).

Of course, it is a fruit with a high energy value, although its consumption is recommended within a healthy and balanced diet. Despite its energy value, it provides satiety, which is why it is also recommended in weight loss diets.

Kumquat benefits

Like oranges and lemons, kumquat is a citrus fruit that is especially rich in vitamin C, whose consumption is ideal in autumn and winter as it improves the functioning of the immune system (the presence of magnesium in its composition also stands out in this regard).

Helps reduce the risk of degenerative and cardiovascular diseases and cancer. It is also useful for increasing bile production, improving digestion. While due to its fiber content it favors and helps in intestinal transit.


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