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Useful properties of kumquat

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In botany, for the first time the description of kumquat wasWas compiled in 1912 by the Algerian scientist Trabiu. According to his article, the kinkan is a dwarfish evergreen tree with small oval fruits of golden, orange or orange-orange color. In the fetus 5-8 lobules, several seeds. The fruit ripen in February-March. The flesh of the fruit is soft, suitable for food. Strong aroma, the taste is sweetish-spicy.

Today, kumquat grows in China, Japan, inSome places in Georgia, Israel, Spain, France, almost all countries of South-East Asia. In the genus Fortunella, Japanese kumquat is given (F. japonica Thunb.).

The fruits of a small tree are eaten together with the peel, indifference from orange or mandarin. The taste of the pulp is slightly sour, and the peel is very sweet, a bit tart. This combination gives an unrivaled taste together. From the fruits of kumquat comes a strong pleasant citrus aroma.

Useful properties of kumquat.

Kumquat has a huge number of usefulElements. So, the fruit improves the digestive system. Relieves stress, relieves apathy and depressive mood. Kumquat contains antifungal elements. In some areas of China, with the help of this fruit, cough and cold are treated.

In kumquat contains vitamin C and P, pectin substances. In kumquat there are no nitrates. It contains a huge amount of essential oils.

Amazing is the property of kumquat to deliverfrom a hangover syndrome. In China, after the happy holidays are necessarily treated with these fruits. When carrying out the next house feast, be sure to buy kumquat. And the hangover will not be in the morning!

Kumquat in cooking.

Buy an exotic fruit in Russia will not be difficult. It is sold in any supermarket and costs from 50 rubles per 1 kg.

Due to its sweet-luscious taste, kumquat is very often used for making candied fruits, jam, jam. Or just dry and roll in sugar or powdered sugar.

From kumquat you can prepare a delicious sauce for fish or meat. Kinkan is a wonderful snack for cognac, whiskey. Gives original flavor to cocktails.

We bring to your attention several dishes using this magic fruit.

A tender chicken with kumquat.

You will need 200 grams of kumquat, 1.5 kg of chicken fillet, 2 tablespoons of salt, a laurel, 3 spoons of orange jam (jam).

Place the meat in a mold, bake in the oven whentemperature 180 C for an hour. Add kumquat, filled with orange jam, put in the oven for another 20 minutes. In the resulting juice, grind several leaves of laurel and leave for another 10 minutes, until a delicious crust appears. You can decorate the prepared dish with kumquat. Your family will be amazed by the unusual taste of meat.

Pork with kumquat.

You will need 1 kg of pork, 400 grams of kumquat, 100 g of honey, 3 tablespoons of salt, a little pepper.

Filet the salt with salt and sprinkle a lot of pepper,place in the oven for 40 minutes. Kumquat soak in sugar syrup until it gives juice. Shift with honey. 20 minutes before the pork is ready, pour the dish with a mixture of juice of kumquat and honey. Place the fruit on top of the pork. Bake for another 20-30 minutes. Extraordinarily tender taste of pork is guaranteed to you!

Jam from kumquat.

You will need 300 - 400 grams of kumquat, 100 g of sugar syrup, 50 g of fresh ginger.

Cut the fruits into two parts. Pour sugar syrup (100 g), add a little fresh ginger, boil for 20 minutes. Delicious dessert is ready!

Rum with kumquat

You will need 200 g of sugar, 400 ml of rum, 400-500 g of kumquat.

Rinse the kumquat, pierce them with a toothpick,place in a saucepan with water. Blanch for 5 minutes. Drain the water. Dry the fruit. Place in sealed jars, add sugar and rum. Close the jars tightly. Kumquat is prepared within three months. The resulting fruits can be eaten just like that or used in fruit salads.

An unusually tasty and healthy Japanese fruit kumquat will find a response in the hearts of housewives. Give a new taste to old dishes, using the "Japanese apple".

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