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Preserved Kumquats

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Preserved Kumquats

coaxmw | Mar 22, 2007 09:47 AM

Hi, we have a Kumquat tree that produces way more than we can ever eat. I have made Preserved lemons before by doing the standard cut into quarters, Add salt, and pack into a jar with more juice, leave out for a week shaking every day then putting into the refrigerator for a few weeks. My understanding is that the acid and the salt make botulism a non concern. Could I do the same thing with Kumquats, the acidity is high I believe. I was thinking of cuttting them in half almost all the way through, salting and packing them into a jar and adding lemon juice to top it off. Would this work to preserve them? Would they be safe to eat? Anyone done this before? thanks

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