Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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Kinkans are distinguished from other varieties of kumquats by their more rounded versus oval shape and their level of sweetness. Kinkans are entirely edible, rind, flesh and the occasional soft seeds. They have a thick, smooth, oily peel with aromatic citron fragrances and mildly sweet flavor. The fruit's flesh is not overly juicy but still very flavorful, bitter, and tart. Only by eating both the skin and flesh will its perfect sweet-tart flavor balance be experienced. The average size of a Kinkan is about one inch in diameter.
Kinkans are available in the winter through early spring.
Kinkans used to be classified as a citrus until 1915 when they were given their own Genus, Fortunella, named after horticulturist, Robert Fortune, who introduced the kumquat to Europe in 1846.