Useful and therapeutic properties kinkala or kumquat

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Kumquat translated from Chinese means "golden orange."This fruit has a specific name Fortunella, and belongs to the genus known to us Citrus family Rutaceae.

The genus Fortunella allocate 2 subgenus and 4 species.We have for sale increasingly found fruit species Fortunella margarita (synonym of Citrus margarita).It is cultivated in China and Japan - kinkala sometimes also called Japanese orange.Homeland plants considered to be South-East Asia, in particular South-East China (Guangzhou).However, in the wild, it is now practically does not occur, but it is widely known cultural forms.In Europe, this type of citrus is not received wide distribution.

kinkala first descriptions found in the works of ancient Chinese authors.It mentioned this plant in European treatises (first in 1646).The first scientific description of the botanical kinkala in 1912 did Algerian nerd Trarbach.This miniature evergreen branching tree with ovate or oval fruits of golden-yellow, orange or bright-orange color.The fruit is quite

small - 3-5 cm and 2-4 cm in diameter.Peel the fruit is smooth, fragrant, the taste is sweet and spicy.The flesh is juicy, fresh, sour and slightly tart taste.The fruit is usually 4-7 cloves 2-5 seeds.It matures in February and March.Quite a winter-hardy kind of citrus, good winters, for example, in Sochi, where the winters are sometimes quite cold.

Among the citrus variety of natural and artificially bred hybrid forms.Kin-kan, or kumquat - a wonderful illustration of this property solar fruit.For example, the Calamondin is a hybrid of a tangerine with a kumquat (originated spontaneously in China).Lime quat - a hybrid combination of lime and kumquat, oranzhkvat - mandarin and kumquat, tsitrum-quat - hybrid trifoliaty (trehlistochkovogo lemon) and kumquat Japanese, tsitranzhkvat was the result of crossing trifoliaty, orange and kumquat, etc., etc.....

appearance and taste of the fruit-hybrids can be very different.In Calamondin, for example, fruit is round-depressed, thin-skinned when ripe lagging from the pulp, very sour juice.

kinkala Eat fresh - the fruit with the skin.Thanks to the pleasant flavor combinations peel and pulp kinkala often used for making candied fruit, also made from fruit compotes and jams.Use in cocktails, getting orange flavor.Kinkala added to fruit salads, cooked with it a variety of desserts.