What kind of toxins are present in Kumquat and how safe is it to eat ?

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Kumquats are known for their taste and tempting aroma. This is due to presence of essential/edible oils present in the fruit pulp. Some of the experts consider these oils to be toxins that could result in health effects.

-          Tannins are present in the peel portion and if consumed accidently, it can cause indigestion and vomiting in some cases.

-          Peel of the fruit is also rich in insoluble polysaccharides that sometimes cause skin rashes and allergic reactions.

-          These entire naturally present compounds are not highly damaging but can show unsightly health complications in some cases.

To know on how to eat kumquat, read here.