Citrus Fruits - Orange Alternatives
Citrus has long been celebrated as a top source of vitamin C, but recent studies show that these fruits might also lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
By Johannah Sakimura
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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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