How useful kumquat
Kumquat, also known as Mandarin Chinese, - this is the most miniature citrus fruits in the world. Judge for yourself: their length is no more than four centimeters, and the width - only two! However, the bright orange krohotulya carries a lot of useful information for our body.
Citrus kumquat miniature homeland is considered the Celestial Empire. They grow several varieties of this representative of citrus. Its common name "kumquat" comes from the South Chinese dialect and means "golden orange." Now it is grown in Spain, Brazil, Greece, Japan, USA, Georgia, and in Russia, in the Krasnodar region. Use kumquat Surely this fruit was named the gold not only for their bright orange peel, but also rich content of nutrients. Kumquat abounds in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, iron and vitamins B, C, and A. In addition, it has antibacterial properties, which for centuries have been used eastern healers for fungal infections and sore throat. An important feature of this citrus is that it does not accumulate nitrates. They are simply not compatible with the acids contained therein. More kumquat - a wonderful remedy for alcohol hangover. Rumor has it that the Chinese New Year holidays after protracted they just saved. As there are no kumquat peeled and eaten whole right Unlike other citrus kumquat. The preliminary purification is not necessary, because the peel from the fruit tender, thin, and everything else, it is very sweet. But in the flesh sour kumquat and dryish. This citrus is good not only in raw form. From it you can cook a wonderful jams, candied fruits, jams, syrups and liqueurs.