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How to Eat a Kumquat

Follow these steps to impress your friends with your knowledge of this funnily named fruit.


  • Step 1: Wash and pull off stem pieces Wash the kumquat and pull off any stem pieces that remain on the fruit.
  • Step 2: Roll between fingers Roll the kumquat between your fingers to release its essential oils.
  • Step 3: Pop in your mouth and chew Pop it in your mouth and chew, skin and all.
  • TIP: The skin of the kumquat is its sweetest part, so chew a couple of times to release the sweet essential oils.
  • Step 4: Spit or swallow the seeds Spit out or swallow the seeds.
  • FACT: Did you know? Kumquats are a symbol of prosperity in China and are a main staple during Lunar New Year celebrations.

You Will Need

  • Water
  • A kumquat
  • An appetite

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