Kumquats are small fruits and have an oval to round shape. The fruit’s skin is thin, ripening from green to golden yellow, orange, or red-orange and has a glossy, taut appearance with prominent oil glands scattered across the surface. The skin clings tightly to the flesh, and there is little to no bitter white pith present in the fruit. The flesh is tender, with a few cream-colored seeds. Kumquats are a unique citrus as the entire fruit is edible, including the peel, flesh, and seeds. The fruit’s peel is sweet, subtly floral, and fruity, balancing the tart, sour taste of the flesh, creating an intense sweet-tart combination with a zesty, citrus zing. Kumquats are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. The fruits also contain manganese, vitamin A, calcium, and provide lower amounts of iron, zinc, potassium, vitamin E, and copper. Inside the sweet peel, essential oils such as limonene and flavonoids offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.