This fruit is a delightful combination of a lime and a kumquat, but is more similar to a kumquat in that the entire fruit is edible, including the rind. This is a little larger than a typical kumquat, and yellow in color. The sweet peel along with the tart lime flavored flesh creates a unique flavor combination, much like a sweet lemon or lime. Limequats are a great source of vitamin C and dietary fiber, much like other citrus fruits.
Ripening and Storage:
These are ready to eat when you receive them. They will keep for a few days at room temperature or you can refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to a week or two.
Like a kumquat, these are best eaten whole, for a sweet-tart balance. Rubbing the fruit between your palms will also bring out the oils in the fruit's skin which offsets the tartness of the inside when consumed whole.
Eat these whole as-is, or use in a variety of sweet and savory preparations.