Benefits of Kumquat fruit
Culinary uses include candying and kumquat preserves,marmalade, andjelly. Kumquats can also be sliced and added to salads. In recent years kumquats have gained popularity as agarnishforcocktailbeverages, including themartinias a replacement for the more familiar olive. A kumquatliqueurmixes the fruit withvodkaor other clear spirit. Kumquats are also being used by chefs to create a niche for their desserts[clarification needed]and are common in European countries.