Is a Kumquat a Fruit or Vegetable?

Kumquats are small, 1 to 2 inch long, citrus fruits. They are similar in appearance to an orange, but have a leathery looking skin that is either orange or yellow. The outer skin is sweeter than its tart inside flesh, so some prefer eating the skin over the insides.

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