Chinese Mandarin – Kumquat
Kumquat, or Chinese mandarin or fortunella, is a citrus fruit rich in essential oils, useful for the immune system, the respiratory tract and the nervous system.
This citrus fruit belongs to the Fortunella genus and produces orange (sometimes straw yellow or greenish) and oblong fruits, similar in every way to the citrus fruits of the genus Citrus, of which it was part until 1915.
Its skin smells of citrus fruit and looks externally like that of sweet orange, but has the characteristic of being fused with the pulp, so that it cannot be peeled.
Chinese Mandarin is juicy and sweet but strongly aromatic because of the many essential oils it contains.
Kumquat has numerous properties: antimicrobial and antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, excellent against pathogens that attack the skin, strongly antioxidant thanks to vitamin C and its numerous bioactive phenols.
It is indeed extremely rich in vitamin C, but it also contains pantothenic acid, riboflavin and folic acid. It is a good source of trace minerals, especially iron, manganese and calcium.
Kumquat or Chinese Mandarin
Average nutritional values per 100 g of edible part
Energy value : 71 kcal
Fibre: 7 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Fat: 0.9 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sugar: 9 g
Sodium: 10 mg
Potassium: 186 mg
Grown without using chemical treatments.
Wash thoroughly with baking soda before use.
Store in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
Packaged in recyclable cardboard or plastic.