Wednesday, May 23, 2012
What's a Kumquat?
What's a kumquat?
I had no idea.
Emme was at the grocery store with me, and she pointed to a bin of small, oval-shaped fruit that sort of looked like oranges.
We read the litte sign labeld "kumquat". And Emme asked if we could buy a few to try them.
She tried one in the car on the way home. She picked off a bit of the peel asking me if you peel them before you eat them. "I have no idea," I responded. "Wait til you get home and google it."
But she kept picking at it and tasting it - the peel tasted sweet and actually seemed edible.
Then she bit into it - and made this face.
Once we got home and googled it, we discovered that the peel IS sweet, but the inside is sour. That's what makes the fruit so intriquing - the sweet and the sour.
You're supposed to pop the entire fruit (peel and all) into your mouth and chew it all together - then you get a suprising and yummy mix of sweet and sour.