limequat

Pronunciation: [LIME-kwaht]

A tiny (about 2 inches long), round citrus fruit that's a cross between the kumquat and lime. Limequats have a thin, greenish-yellow rind and pale yellow flesh that has a tart lime flavor. As with kumquats, they may be eaten whole, rind and all. Limequats are available from July to November—look for firm fruit without blemishes. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to a month. Use as you would limes, such as in drinks, as a garnish and for marmalade.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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