Kumquat fresh, dried and dried: useful properties

Fortunello is an extremely healthy citrus fruit. The more common name for this fruit is the kumquat. In Japan, this citrus is one of the attributes of the New Year. This small, walnut-sized, bright orange fruit has special beneficial properties, which we will discuss below.

There are six species of this exotic guest, which differ from each other in size and shape, and about a dozen natural or artificial hybrids: ichangquat, fukushi kumquat, lemonquat, orangequat, morgani kumquat, etc.

Useful properties of dried fortunello

To get the maximum benefit from the food of the sages (this is also called the kumquat), both the pulp and the peel of the fruit are eaten, including in dried form. In this form, the citrus fruit is added to a variety of dishes (confiture, jelly, sweet and sour sauces, marinades) or used to make tinctures.

The peel of dried fortunello has antibacterial properties. For maximum effect, the dried peel is placed near an open fire. The essential oils contained in the peel are spread in the air and fight viruses and bacteria. A decoction of dried fornutella peel is used in inhalation solutions.

This citrus fruit also contains a high concentration of furakumarin, a substance that helps in the treatment of fungal infections.


Dried kumquat contributes to:

  • cleansing the blood of cholesterol;
  • replenishes minerals and vitamins in the body;
  • helps in the treatment of inflammatory or fungal diseases;
  • reduces hangover symptoms. Here the opinions of experts differ. Some recommend eating 200-300 grams of fruits, others say that it will be enough just to chew a few fruits;
  • helps fight constipation (contains 1/3 of the body’s daily requirement for dietary fiber).

properties of fresh fruit

  • prevention and treatment of diseases of the nervous system;
  • helps the body cope with stress or apathy;
  • improves the emotional state of the body;
  • is the prevention of cardiovascular diseases;
  • reduces the negative effects of stressful situations.

The benefits of dried kumquat

Dried kumquat preserves all the beneficial properties of fresh fruit. It is the dried Japanese mandarin (another name for the overseas fruit), that is, the one that has been dried in the sun or in a dehydrator, that should be purchased. Cooked in sugar syrup and then dried in the sun, the kumquat loses most of its beneficial properties. Therefore, such a delicacy should be taken as a dessert, and not as a vitamin supplement to your diet.

Dried kumquat does not look very presentable: dark and wrinkled. The bright saturated color of the fruit indicates the use of food coloring. Dried kumquat should certainly be eaten by people prone to problems with the retina (night blindness, myopia, etc.).


Vitamins A and E, entering the body, will help fight these ailments. Also, these vitamins have a wonderful effect on the condition of the skin:

  • the risk of premature aging is reduced;
  • the possibility of skin rashes is reduced;
  • the negative effect of ultraviolet rays is reduced.

Fortunello harm

This fruit will harm people with individual kumquat intolerance. Therefore, before using this exotic, consult your doctor, especially if you have a predisposition to allergic reactions.

Diabetics should consume this fruit with extreme caution.

The peel of the Japanese mandarin contains essential oils. They cause irritation of the oral mucosa and can lead to the formation of ulcers! Therefore, many nutritionists still recommend to refrain from eating fortunello peel.

When purchasing candied kumquats, remember the “seed effect” – it will be difficult to distract yourself from small sweet fruits in time!

If a person suffers from stomach ulcers, kidney disease or gastritis, then one should refrain from eating Japanese mandarin.

Kumquat is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.


What is a kumquat made of?

The uniqueness of this exotic fruit is that it absolutely does not absorb nitrates from the soil. Be sure to introduce Fortunello into your diet – a sort of 100% natural storehouse of usefulness, namely:

  • potassium 236 mg/100 g;
  • calcium 63/100;
  • magnesium;
  • phosphorus 23/100;
  • sodium;
  • beta carotene;
  • pectin substances;
  • saturated, unsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids;
  • vitamins C, A, B3, B5, E, etc.

The calorie content of a fresh product is 65-70 kcal per 100 g of fruit. Dried kumquat contains approximately 50-55 kcal, the calorie content of dried fruit is approximately 240-250 kcal / 100 g.

Use in cosmetology

Japanese mandarin will bring a lot of benefits in improving the appearance. Rubbing your face with fresh kumquat juice will prevent freckles and make your complexion more even. By adding fortunello essential oil to your bath, you will get a relaxing effect from taking it. An essential oil taken from the peel of the kumquat can also be used for facial benefits. This oil will make the skin of the face velvety and elastic, give it a tone.


How to make kumquat tincture

To prepare it, you need 10 pieces of fortunello, 0.5 kg of flower honey, 0.5 liters of vodka, 50 grams of ginger root. On well-washed citrus fruits, we make 3-5 cuts. We put the fruit in a jar, add the chopped ginger root and pour honey first, then vodka. The workpiece should be infused for three months in the refrigerator.

It is recommended to drink a healing tincture three times a day before meals, 1-2 tablespoons.

If you need to cure a dry cough with Fortunello tincture, then 100 grams of the tincture should be warmed up and drunk in small sips.

Be sure to try Fortunello! Its sweet unique taste, pleasant aroma and healing properties will appeal to you. And you might want to grow a kumquat at home! A miniature tree with shiny leaves and bright fruits will fit perfectly into any interior. Even inexperienced gardeners can grow kumquats, but that’s a completely different story.

Draw your attention to! The information presented in the article is for informational purposes and does not call for self-diagnosis, self-treatment and influence on your body by any means. Only a qualified specialist (doctor, trainer, nutritionist, etc.) can make a diagnosis, prescribe (recommend) treatment and medications or dietary supplements, give recommendations on nutrition and training, and also control the treatment process (weight loss, training), focusing on a specific person and based on his …

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