Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are popular worldwide, but there is another relatively unknown fruit that comes from the same family. The kumquat is a bite-sized fruit that is highly nutritious but lacks the popularity of other citrus fruits. You can find kumquats and other delicious fruits at Hunts Point Produce Market. Our team at E. Armata. Inc. would like to share information about this fantastic fruit, so continue reading to discover the benefits of eating kumquats. 

What Are Kumquats?

The kumquat is a citrus fruit you can find at Hunts Point Produce Market. While the kumquat isn’t much larger than a grape, this fruit bursts with sweet and tart flavors. Originally grown in China, kumquats can now be found in several other countries, including warmer regions of the United States. Unlike other citrus fruits, the peel of a kumquat is edible and sweet. 

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Kumquats? 

While kumquats are not as popular as other citrus fruits, they are an ideal snack with several health benefits. Here are some of the benefits of eating kumquats from Hunts Point Produce Market:

  • Nutritious Snack – While this fruit may be small, kumquats pack a big nutritional punch. Kumquats are rich in fiber and vitamin C, and you get more fiber in one serving of this delicious fruit than most other fresh fruits. 
  • Healthy Immune Function – The plant compounds and vitamins in kumquats help bolster your immune system and protect you from infections. 
  • Weight Loss – Kumquats may help promote healthier cholesterol and blood sugar levels and prevent weight gain. The high fiber and water content of kumquats make them a low-calorie and filling snack, which can be helpful for weight loss. 
  • Rich in Antioxidants – Kumquats are rich in antioxidants and plant compounds that can help fight inflammation and protect against heart disease. 

Kumquats are a delicious and fuss-free fruit that you should incorporate into your diet. All you have to do to prepare them is wash them and pop them in your mouth to experience the flavors of the tart flesh and sweet peel. Check for kumquats during your next visit to Hunts Point Market! 

Contact Us – Hunts Point Produce Market

At E. Armata Inc., you can find delicious and exotic fruits and vegetables all year round. To learn more about our produce and our operation at Hunts Point Produce Market, be sure to contact our team today!

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