Country of Origin - Japan
Average Weight - 65 Grams per unit
Discover the vibrant tanginess of Limequat, a delightful fusion of lime and kumquat. This unique fruit combines the best of both worlds, offering a refreshing burst of citrus flavour.
The Limequat, a delightful citrus hybrid, originated in the early 20th century. It was first developed in Japan as a cross between a Key lime and a kumquat. This remarkable combination resulted in a fruit that exhibits the tangy zest of lime and the small, oval shape of kumquat. Since its creation, Limequat has gained popularity among citrus enthusiasts around the world.
Limequat has its roots in Japan, where it was initially cultivated. Today, it is grown in various regions globally, including the United Kingdom, Spain, and Australia. These regions provide a favourable climate for Limequat cultivation, allowing the fruit to thrive and develop its unique characteristics.
Flavours & Texture
Limequat offers a delightful medley of flavours, combining the tartness of lime with the subtle sweetness of kumquat. Its bright yellow-green skin is thin and edible, adding a pleasant burst of citrusy tang. The juicy flesh exhibits a balance between sour and sweet, creating a refreshing and invigorating taste. The texture is smooth and slightly pulpy, with small seeds that are often tender and edible.
Start by washing the fruit under running water. Due to its small size, Limequat can be consumed whole, without the need for peeling or seeding. It is an excellent addition to salads, dressings, and marinades, infusing dishes with a zesty twist. For a refreshing drink, slice Limequat into wedges and add them to water or your favorite beverages. The versatility of Limequat makes it a perfect ingredient for jams, jellies, and desserts, adding a burst of citrusy goodness.