Organic Kumquat is the fruit of a small tree in the Rutaceae family, with a scientific name Citrus japonica. These small citrus fruits resemble oranges to a certain degree, both inside and out, although they are smaller in size than most orange varieties.
These shrubs or small trees are native to the Asian-pacific region, where they have been grown and cultivated for thousands of years. They didn’t make it to Europe or the Americas until the 19th century but have spread extensively since then.
There are different types of kumquats, but the most common one is the round kumquat variety, which looks like a small orange. Due to the sweet flavor, they are used for garnishing, cocktails, jams, jellies, preservatives, candies, and desserts.
Various types of liquor and liqueur are made from kumquats. Brines and extracts of kumquats have been used for various medicinal purposes over the years for sore throats and respiratory issues. The various essential oils, organic compounds, and nutrients are what have led to such diverse applications of kumquats in traditional medicines throughout the world.
Source: US department of agriculture