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Chinese Salted Kumquat Recipe

Jaden Hair
This Kumquat recipe is a Chinese sore throat remedy, for the next time you are sick - just add a couple of kumquats to your mug, mash them with a fork and fill with hot water. Swirl in a bit of honey.
Prep Time 5 mins
refrigerate 14 d
Total Time 5 mins
Course extra
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 jar
Calories 142 kcal



  • Kumquats (enough to fully smush into the jar)
  • Kosher Salt (enough to fill in all the cracks)


  • In a mason jar, add alternating layers of kumquat and salt until the jar is completely filled and the kumquats are somewhat smushed tightly inside. Cover and refrigerate indefinitely, but at least for 2 weeks.

For the Salted Kumquat Tea

  • Make tea from the kumquats mixture to help heal a sore throat. In a glass, add 2-3 salted kumquats, some of the salt mixture, hot water and honey until it is drinkable. Choke it down. Feel better.


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 56607mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 13gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 580IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Keyword kumquat recipe, salted kumquats, sore throat remedy
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