Avocado & Kumquat | Tienda de Fruta
Avocado & Kumquat box
Box with approximately 4,5kg. of kumquats and avocados.
The box measures 39x28x14 cm.
The composition will be approximately 50% of each product, approximately 5-6 pieces of avocado and the rest of kumquats.
Deliveries to Spain will be made from Monday to Thursday, while those to the EU will ONLY be sent on Mondays to avoid them being stopped during the weekend.
In case of a public holiday we will ship the following Monday.
The variety of avocado will depend on the date and availability. In December bacon/strong ; January Fuerte/Hass; February Hass
The kumquat is a citrus fruit from a shrub with foliage that can reach several metres in height. Originally from the Far East, the kumquat is relatively little used in our French cuisine. However, it offers a multitude of possibilities in the kitchen and is not limited to decorating our starters and cocktails. From a nutritional point of view, the kumquat has many advantages that it would be a pity not to take full advantage of
Excellent source of fibre;
Low in calories;
Source of essential vitamins and minerals;
Promotes intestinal transit
Among the nutrients contained in good quantities in the kumquat, we can mention the following:
- Fibre: the fibre contained in the kumquat will play an essential role in regulating intestinal transit. Remember to eat the kumquat with the skin on in order to preserve all the fibre contained in the fruit;
- Vitamin C: thanks to the vitamin C in kumquats, you will strengthen your immune system while limiting cellular ageing;
- Vitamin B9: it is the vitamin that will allow a good formation of nerve cells in your body, it is also especially important for pregnant women as it is involved in the formation of the neural tube of the foetus.
Thanks to its complete nutritional profile, kumquat offers many health benefits. Starting with its interesting antioxidant content, which is a real boon for the immune and cardiovascular systems. Its high fibre content is also a real boon for digestive well-being and transit stimulation.
Although it is less concentrated in vitamin C than other fruits of the citrus family, regular consumption will improve its antioxidant supply to slow down cellular ageing, support the immune system and promote healthy arteries.
It is the action of the fibres that will help to solve constipation problems and other intestinal transit disorders.
Used in the form of essential oil, kumquat will have the same benefits as orange essential oil. In this way, you can purify the air and also relax by breathing it in
A word from the nutritionist
The kumquat is the smallest of the citrus fruits and weighs only about ten grams. One portion is equivalent to about 100 g, i.e. 8 to 10 small kumquats. In order for it to ripen more quickly, it is advisable to keep it in the fruit basket, in contact with other fruits such as apples or bananas.
Kumquat season: How to choose them
The kumquat is a citrus fruit that belongs to the Rutaceae family, like its cousins the orange and the lemon. It is native to the Far East, especially China and Malaysia. In France, it can be found on the shelves between November and March. Its sweet and spicy taste is very much appreciated, especially to bring freshness to our end of the year table
- Family: Rutaceae ;
- Origin: Far East;
- Season: November to March;
- Colour: orange;
- Flavour: sweet and sour
The taste of kumquat is reminiscent of oranges when you first taste it, with a sweet apricot-like aftertaste in the background. As it matures, the kumquat becomes less and less acidic.
What's a kumquat?
A good kumquat should be orange in colour, 2 to 5 cm long and have a shiny skin without black spots. It should be fairly firm and have a round to oval shape. They can be found on the market stalls from the early winter months.
For optimal storage
Like all citrus fruits, kumquats are best stored at room temperature, away from humidity and heat. You can put them in a fruit basket with apples so that they ripen more quickly.
How to eat a kumquat?
Before biting into it, remember to clean and rinse it well. It should be eaten whole, with the skin on to retain all the fibre, but be aware that the skin will give it a slightly more bitter taste. If you prefer to reduce the bitterness of the kumquat, you can remove the seeds from the fruit before eating.
They are very good in a fruit salad, in compote or even candied. They are sometimes used in sweet and sour sauces for Asian-inspired recipes. For the more adventurous, kumquats can be used as a base ingredient to create recipes for farces, cakes, sorbets and other gourmet desserts.
How to eat a kumquat: Sweet and savoury combinations with kumquats that work
The freshness of kumquats lends itself particularly well to sweet and savoury combinations. Indeed, like other citrus fruits, it goes very well with fish and seafood, but also with characterful meats: duck, game, foie gras, etc.
To accompany meat, it is even better simply candied in a little sugar and deglazed with a dash of vinegar. It can also be added to recipes for mixed salads, gratins and sauces that are perfect with poultry or salmon.
Contraindications and allergies to kumquat
There are relatively few contraindications for the consumption of kumquats, as food allergies are rare with this small fruit. However, kumquats may cause digestive disorders in sensitive individuals, especially when consumed in excess.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Due to its high dietary fibre content, kumquats can cause digestive problems in people with weak intestines or irritable bowel syndrome. In most cases, this results in nausea, diarrhoea and bloating occurring within an hour after eating. Consumption should therefore be adapted to individual digestive tolerance.
Nagami Kumquat: History and anecdotes
Originally from China, the kumquat is a miniature orange, named after the Chinese word for "golden orange". It is the smallest citrus fruit in existence today.
Kumquat fruits: where does it grow?
On a shrub with foliage that can reach up to 4 metres in height.
There are different species of kumquat with colours ranging from yellow to orange and slight variations in taste (the "Meiwa" will be sweeter while the "Hong Kong", "Nagumi" or "Marumi" will be more acidic).
Kumquat where to buy?
In our farm we have a small plantation of kumquats so you will be able to enjoy this delicious fruit during most of the winter and you can buy it through the web.
The avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree (Persea americana) which belongs to the family of Lauraceae.
It is an important fruit in the agricultural world, whose cultivation is native to Mexico and Central America.
It is usually consumed as a vegetable
Avocado varieties in Spain
There are several varieties of avocado, such as Ettinger, Fuerte, Hass, Bacon and Pinkerton, among others.
Is avocado a fruit?
The avocado is a medium-sized fruit with a pleasantly creamy and smooth texture.
The skin colour can be bluish-purple or dark reddish due to the presence of anthocyanins, pigments with antioxidant activity.
A study on the profile of four avocado cultivars (Barker, Collinson, Fortuna and Geada) identified 84 volatile compounds:
Hexanal, ethyl acetate, methyl dodecanoate, α-bergamotene and β-caryophyllene were present in all 4 cultivars.
(E)-2-pentenal and ethyl acetate, responsible for the fruity aroma, were present in cultivar Fortuna and cultivar Collinson, respectively.
Benzaldehyde, responsible for the fruity and nutty aroma, was present in a higher concentration in cultivar Geada and in traces in cultivar Barker.
Once the fruit falls from the avocado tree, the ripening process takes 5-12 days at room temperature. The fruit is considered ripe when it yields to light finger pressure.
Andalusian avocado features
Avocados contain various polyphenols, including perseitol, quinic acid, transcinnamic acid, pantothenic acid, abscisic acid and catechin, the concentrations of which decrease during the ripening process.
The richness of avocados in phytochemicals, particularly antioxidants, is thought to confer a neuroprotective effect. Indeed, the antioxidants contained in avocados could help to limit the oxidative stress at the origin of major neuronal damage found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Fruit may also improve hypercholesterolaemia and play an important role in cardiovascular health. The lipophilic fraction of avocado has been reported to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells, induce breast cancer cell death and suppress liver damage.