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"the golden orange"

Kumquats are especially notable for their rich supply of vitamin C and fiber. In fact, you get more fiber in a serving of them than most other fresh fruits.

The vitamin C and plant compounds in kumquats help bolster the immune system to fight infections and may help reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Preliminary research suggests the plant compounds in kumquat peels may help prevent weight gain and promote healthier blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Kumquats are a fuss-free fruit. Just wash them and pop them into your mouth whole to meld the flavors of the sweet peel and the tart flesh. The only caveat is that if you’re allergic to the peel of common citrus fruits, you may need to pass up kumquats.

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