Limequats

Limequats

  • +Description

    The limequat is a crossing between the lime and the kumquat. Limequats are native to China. The fruit is a member of citrofortunella family. The round, almost oval shaped fruit, has a thick and shiny green skin, which tastes sweet. Its yellow pulp is bitter-sweet and contains small edible seeds.

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    Limequats are available from Peru and Israel

  • +Main nutrients

    Fiber and Vitamin C.

Main varieties

  • Limequats

    Limequats

    The limequat is a crossing between the lime and the kumquat.

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Preparation

Preparation

Wash the limequat. From here, either eat the whole limequat, or scoop out the sweet pulp. When sliced the juice can be used to add flavour to a dish.

Consumption

This fruit can be eaten whole. Commonly this is done out of hand. Limequats taste great dipped in caramel. It is also a good substituted for limes and lemons. Limequats are often made into marmalade or juice. When sliced, they make an attractive edible garnish for desserts.

When to eat

Avoid fruits with damaged skin and those that feel soft. Keep limequats in the refrigerator.

Did you know?

  • Limequats work as an aphrodisiac.
  • some people say lime-quat, others say limm-quat