Frieda's Specialty Produce - Kumquats


What is a Kumquat?

  • Kumquats are like miniature oranges. They have a sweet, edible skin and tart inner flesh with a few small seeds. It’s best to consume Kumquats whole, skin and all, as the flesh is quite tart by itself. In a way, Kumquats are like inside-out oranges!
  • Did you know that Kumquat literally means “golden orange” in Chinese? That’s why this fruit is so popular during Chinese New Year!

How to Eat

  • Enjoy Kumquats whole, slice into salads, or desserts. Muddle them into a cocktail, or use for making marmalade.

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Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin C, rich in fiber, and supplies calcium and iron.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm and glossy fruits.

How to Store

  • Store at room temperature up to 2 days, then refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • November through July

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A.


Kumquat-Glazed Salmon

Kumquat-Glazed Salmon Ingredients 4 ounces kumquats 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 lemon, zested 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 cup water 4  6-ounce center-cut salmon fillets 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt and pepper, … Continue reading

Kumquat Marmalade

Kumquat Marmalade Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. Frieda’s Adorable kumquats 1 naval orange 5 cups water 2 cups sugar Pinch of sea salt Special equipment: candy thermometer Steps Halve kumquats, remove and preserving seeds*, then roughly chop. Slice orange into rounds, … Continue reading

Quick & Easy Kumquat Marmalade

Quick & Easy Kumquat Marmalade Ingredients About 1 1/2 pounds Frieda’s Adorable Kumquats 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Pinch of sea salt Steps Halve kumquats and remove seeds, then roughly chop. Measure out 2 cups chopped fruit and place … Continue reading

Kumquat-Ginger Smash

Kumquat-Ginger Smash Ingredients 4 Kumquats, halved through the equator 1/2 teaspoon sugar (or turbinado sugar) 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/2 ounces dark rum Ice Club soda Toothpicks for garnish Steps To rocks glass, add 6 kumquat halves and … Continue reading

Tuna Salad with Kumquat and Jalapeño

Tuna Salad with Kumquat and Jalapeño ingredients 1 tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil 4 kumquats, thinly sliced crosswise 1 small jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced 1 5-ounce can tuna (packed in water), drained Zest and juice of … Continue reading

Kumquat Ginger Cocktail

Kumquat Ginger Cocktail ingredients 1 Meyer lemon, cut into 6 wedges Juice of 1/2 Meyer lemon 6 kumquats, halved 1 inch ginger root, peeled and minced 1.5 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce Triple Sec or Grand Marnier 1/2 ounce Ginger Simple … Continue reading

Kumquat Stuffed Chicken

Kumquat Stuffed Chicken Ingredients 2/3 cup fresh kumquats 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon minced onion 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 4 chicken breasts, skinned and boned 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon grated … Continue reading

Duck and Kumquat Salad

Duck and Kumquat Salad Ingredients 1/2 cup red or white wine vinegar 1/2 cup chopped Kumquats 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons honey Romaine lettuce leaves 1 head Belgian Endive, leaves separated 1 1/2 cups cooked, chilled, julienne-sliced, cooked duck … Continue reading

Fruit and Shallot Stir Fry

Fruit and Shallot Stir Fry Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear, cored and chopped 1 papaya or mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces 6 Frieda’s Kumquats, sliced 1 3-ounce package Frieda’s Shallots, sliced 2 … Continue reading

Glazed Kumquats and Bananas

Glazed Kumquats and Bananas Ingredients: 1 cup butter or margarine 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon minced Frieda’s® Fresh Ginger Root 1 package Frieda’s® Honey-Glazed Kumquats, finely chopped 3 ripe medium bananas, peeled and cut into I-inch chunks 2 … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Salad in Won Ton Cups

Chinese Chicken Salad in Won Ton Cups Ingredients: Won Ton Cups: 16 Frieda’s Fiesta Won Ton Wrappers Vegetable oil Salad: 2 1/2 cups shredded Napa (Chinese) cabbage or romaine lettuce 11/2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey 1/2 cup bean … Continue reading

Gingered Fruit Compote

Gingered Fruit Compote Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 8-ounce bag Frieda’s Kumquats, sliced 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear, or regular pear, cored and chopped 1 cup seedless … Continue reading

Kumquat Almond Sauce

Kumquat Almond Sauce Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons orange juice 10 Kumquats, thinly sliced 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar Dash of ground nutmeg Steps In skillet, melt butter. Stir in orange juice, kumquats, and … Continue reading