Nutritional data for the sweet, tangy, and in-season kumquat:
- 81% carbohydrate, 10% fat, 9% protein
- high in dietary fibre and Vitamin C
Source: Nutrition data website
Kumquats are eaten with their peel – the only citrus fruit eaten in this way. The peel is the sweetest part of the fruit.
A split in macro nutrients that approximates around 80:10:10 split (carb : fat : protein) is fairly common among plant-based foods, and so the theory goes that if you eat mostly or completely plant-based, your diet would also be approximately 80:10:10, and so a healthy way of eating is high-carb, low-fat, low-protein.
Food: hotpot (as above), muesli, chicken congee, cheese, biscuit, kumquat, grapefruit