Kumquats are also called golden oranges [in German dwarf oranges due to their size]; they are part of the rue family and merely related to the citrus family. The peel and pits are eaten as well. The taste is bitter-sweet with a slightly sour flavor. They are also delicious when combined with other foods. Drying them is the best way to bring out the bitter-sweet flavor.
Kumquats originated in Asia, but nowadays they are grown in Japan, North- and South Africa, North- and South America and Southern Europe.