Sunday, February 19, 2012

Health Facts of Kumquat Fruits

Wonderfully sweet and tasty kumquat fruit or cumquat is a winter/spring season fruit delicacy. Although kumquats taste like citrus fruits, they are famous from them in a way that they can be eaten as a whole with the peel.

Health benefits of kumquat fruit

* Like citrus fruits, kumquats also low in calories. 100 g of fresh fruit provide only 71 calories. Nevertheless, they are wonderfully rich sources of health benefiting dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, & pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely to our health & wellness.

* Like oranges, kumquats also very rich in vitamin C. 100 g fruit provide 47.9 or 73% of RDA (Recommended every day allowances). Furthermore, vitamin C felicitates iron absorption in the food by reducing it from ferrous to ferric form in the stomach.

* Cumquats contain lovely levels of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. These vitamins function as co-factors for metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
 * In addition, they are modest sources minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium & zinc. 100 g of dried figs contain 640 mg of potassium, 162 mg of calcium, & 2.03 mg of iron.

* Potassium is an important part of cell & body fluids that helps controlling heart rate & blood pressure. Copper is necessary in the production of red blood cells. Iron is necessary for red blood cell formation as well for cellular oxidation.

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