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Kumquat
Golden, sour flesh inside a thin, sweet rind.

The Perks: Kumquats (actually a close relative of the citrus family) are eaten whole, rind and all. Thanks to the peel's extra roughage, just eight deliver 40 percent of your daily fiber. The zest is also saturated with aromatic compounds that may reduce skin cancer risk.

The Prep Pawlcyn's marmalade: In a medium pan, combine 1 pound chopped, deseeded kumquats, 1 1/4 cups sugar, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 1/2-inch slice gingerroot. Bring to a boil, stirring until mixture reaches 221°, then let cool.

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