Kumquat: 8 Reasons To Eat This Chinese Citrus Fruit


Kumquats are a citrus fruit from China. It is a delicious and sweet fruit also known as Fortunella Japonica. Kumquats are ready for picking in the winter and spring. They are a small 1/2 inch size orange fruit with an olive shape. Its low in calories, slightly higher in carbs, but for sure a very good, small healthy fruit whether its eaten raw, fresh, preserved or cooked.

Kumquat is delicious and its seeds are also edible. It tastes like a mix between lime, lemon and orange and is a bit sour inside but the skin is very sweet and a little bit bitter.

8 Health Benefits of Eating Kumquats

Kidney stones

Due to  the fact that this fruit is high in citric acid helps to avoid the growth and development of kidney stones and consuming lemonade daily enhanced the color of the urine, which usually displays stone avoidance.

Powerful Anti-oxidant

Kumquats are generally loaded with Vitamin C. Due to Vitamin C, you are able to prevent influenza, osteo-arthritis, fever, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and in many cases heart stroke!

Cancer Protection

As we know kumquat improves body immunity. This increased immunity along with added antioxidant levels (which reduce the levels of free radicals) helps in keeping the body protected against cancer. Therefore regular consumption of kumquat develops a shield against cancer.

Prevents diabetes

The fiber contained in kumquats regulates and reduces glucose absorption from intestines, helps to improve glucose balance, optimize insulin levels, and prevents people from developing the disease.

Provides Instant Energy

Carbohydrates always gives instant energy and improve the stamina. This prevents fatigue, as it replenishes the energy reserves in highly active individuals. The B-complex vitamins also speed up the metabolic reactions and provide energy.

Weight Loss

The high fiber and water content, low calories, and significant carbohydrate composition make kumquats ideal for helping people lose weight. They will fill you up and keep you healthy, which will reduce your urge to overeat.

Improves Digestion

Kumquats have a high content of insoluble dietary fiber that cannot get absorbed in the intestines, but cleans them, and keeps them moving. It helps eliminate constipation, gas, bloating, cramps, and improves absorption of nutrients.

Reduces the Inflammation

Kumquat reduce inflammation, phytonutrient, tannins and antioxidants present in kumquat fruit proves to be effective for preventing the inflammation that is caused by free radicals. It is also effective in preventing hardening arteries and helps you protect from Arthritis and reduce its pain.

Boosts Your Vision

Kumquats high in vitamin A and beta carotene which are very essential for eyes health and its ability. The beta carotene antioxidant that reduce the oxidative stress in the macular cells and reduces the cataracts development.

Boosts Immunity

Immunity is the body’s first defense against infections, diseases and other foreign invaders which might cause diseases. Due to number of nutrients present in kumquat; especially vitamin C, it is known to improve body’s immunity power. Thus your body becomes strong against infections and fight many disease including fever or cold.

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jeery park
She is wife, mother and natural health advocate. After a number of close relatives got cancer, she left the corporate world to pursue their passion for health and wellness awareness. She brings a wealth of writing talent and a background in natural health. She enjoy reading and writing about all things related to exercise, nutrition, and healthy living.